Re: The Education Function

Terry Donaghe (
Sun, 13 Dec 1998 16:22:12 -0800 (PST)

---Leon Boey <> wrote: >
> From what I have read on this list on this topic, (and compiled
below) it
> seems that the points brought up about education in this thread are:
> 1. Free education at a basic level.
> 2. Teaching of logic and thinking skills
> 3. Private schools providing a "free market" competitiveness
> schools
> 4. Nothing of everyday application learnt in school.
> 5. Poor people not getting an education
> 6. Inadequate advancement of brighter students
> 7. School placing too much emphasis on developing socialization
> 8. Same age => same education
> 9. Education leads to raised output and higher GNP.
> A suggestion to compiling all of this into a workable and usable
> philosophy would be schools that are free at a primary level to
> regardless of social standing. This would hopefully 'help' the
poorer people
> to get a better life by being educated, rather than leave them
absolutely no
> chance to get out of their situation. It would help if this primary
> education would be compulsory. This would definitely help in a
> literacy rate.

!!!! When are you collectivists going to learn that there's no such thing as a "free" education??!!!??

If by "free" education you mean one supported with tax money, then you are advocating a "free" education supported with violence - the coercion of taxation.

It doesn't matter how benign your intentions are, any governmental fooling with prices at any level is detrimental to the economy as a whole. Any form of involuntary taxation is theft, and therefore immoral.

Terry Donaghe:
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