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Thursday, October 18, 2012

The new Radicals

Gary North has an excellent article on the new Radicals in America.

The home schooler.

"The basic form of education in much of the colonial period as well as for a long time thereafter was the home school. In the Massachusetts Bay Colony there was an attempt to limit colonization to townships to keep the population concentrated. Some of those did have formal schools in the form of a building where all of the children came. But apart from that, it was private or home schools that prevailed in most of the colonies. There was a limited amount among the wealthy southerners of tutorial schooling, but for the most part it was home schooling. This continued for a good many years thereafter in much of the United States, particularly on the frontier."

 "When you have bet the political farm on a system that cannot get good students in the doors free of charge, and which has lost the power of compulsion to get them in the doors, your movement is comparable to the Congregational Establishment in (say) 1800. MENE, MENE, TEKEL, URPHARSIN. You have been weighed in the balance and found wanting. Your days are numbered."

Read the rest of the article here, those radical homeschoolers.

Home schooling in my mind is a perfect example of Anarchy. How? The simple absence of the State in my home, the simple absence of the State in the education of my children. And guess what? Even without the State being in our home, we amazingly have managed to learn, and not to kill each other in the process.
All without the State.

1 comment:

  1. Minnesota says it is illegal to get free university level courses over the internet if you live in Minnesota. I'm sure the population feels protected and served.


    Jim in Kenai