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  1. Johnny Paratrooper

    The moral of the story is that paying for something, like College, is not a guarantee for success. And being forced to pay for school is also a waste of time.

    • Sorry No…If you can’t figure out the moral of the story you are a product of public schooling…

    • Most I know who went to college can’t change an oil/air filter or manually check the pressure in their cars tires… These daze, college is for fools who don’t know anything but still want to be successful at something. Stick a fork in Fusa and it’s fools- they’re done.

      • …unless it was a Canadian pun of some type, the spelling is day’s …..(plural of course). Just saying …..

        • Whateva… Weather is fine. 63 and sunny. Light SE 6mph breeze. Think I’ll go for a fast ride around the island and check the progress of the new beach house I’m building, then chase down a freighter on one of my watercraft. What’s in your wallet?

          • SemperFi, 0321

            Well, I guess that didn’t last long.

            • “chase down a freighter in my watercraft”

              tfA-t better watch out they don’t mistake him for a Somali pirate. For a fact, the Somali shitskin population of certain Great Lakes states is expanding by leaps and bounds.

  2. “It is the great triumph of compulsory government monopoly mass-schooling that among even the best of my fellow teachers, and among the best of my students’ parents, only a small number can imagine a different way to do things. “The kids have to know how to read and write, don’t they?” “They have to know how to add and subtract, don’t they?” “They have to learn to follow orders if they ever expect to keep a job.”

    Only a few lifetimes ago things were very different in the United States. Originality and variety were common currency; our freedom from regimentation made us the miracle of the world; social-class boundaries were relatively easy to cross; our citizenry was marvelously confident, inventive, and able to do much for themselves independently, and to think for themselves. We were something special, we Americans, all by ourselves, without government sticking its nose into our lives, without institutions and social agencies telling us how to think and feel. We were something special, as individuals, as Americans.

    But we’ve had a society essentially under central control in the United States since just before the Civil War, and such a society requires compulsory schooling, government monopoly schooling, to maintain itself. Before this development schooling wasn’t very important anywhere. We had it, but not too much of it, and only as much as an individual wanted. People learned to read, write, and do arithmetic just fine anyway; there are some studies that suggest literacy at the time of the American Revolution, at least for non-slaves on the Eastern seaboard, was close to total. Thomas Paine’s Common Sense sold 600,000 copies to a population of 3,000,000, twenty percent of whom were slaves, and fifty percent indentured servants.” http://www.swaraj.org/multiversity/gatto_7lesson.htm

  3. This is from a free, popular online homeschool public education academy.

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  4. Think of the years between the signing of the Articles of Confederation and the eventual ratification of the Constitution. No federal government. None needed. And things ran just…….fine.

    • Right, George.

      That’s why they adopted the Constitution instead…because nothing was wrong with the Articles of Confederation. And there was no Congress, and no national capitol, because there was no federal government.

      Which of course explains why all thirteen states sent 39 delegates, including two future presidents of the United States, to Philadelphia to adopt that completely unwanted and unnecessary Constitution, which they did, unanimously, in 1787, over the strenuous objection of everyone else in the country, until millions of colonists were conquered by force of arms in early 1789.

      Wait…it didn’t happen like that??

      You can have your own opinions.
      You do not, however, get to refer to your own set of historically imaginary “facts”.

      If anyone else is still hazy on that whole Constitution thingie, I’m guessing a refund of their parents’ property taxes for tuition is out of the question, but I’m pretty sure both Hillsdale and Harvard offer free online classes in American history, which are generally accurate and highly regarded.
      Amazon probably has a book or two that covers the subject as well.

      Just saying.

      History happened. Deal with it.
      Whether you like it or not doesn’t change it.

  5. John T. Gatto explains it all in his superb ‘tell all’, “The Underground History of American Education.”