> > Joseph 1 wrote:
> > > Are you suggesting _all_ education be optional? How many 7-year-olds do
> > > know who have a thirst for knowledge?
> > All the ones who have learned to talk, play nintendo, use a
> > toilet, and tie their shoes.
> I'd hardly call being able to tie one's shoes a sign of being able to
> contribute to society.
It is a sign that a child is determined to learn how to take care of themselves.