Re: SOCIETY: Re: The privatization of public security in South America.

From: Damien Sullivan (
Date: Tue Aug 21 2001 - 16:41:42 MDT

On Tue, Aug 21, 2001 at 06:49:04AM -0700, Brian D Williams wrote:
> >From: "Olga Bourlin" <>
> >> Childcare should be provided by the parents, not the government.
> >In your opinion, who should provide for schools - the parents, as
> >well?
> Absolutely, why should non-parents foot the bill?
Because we have an interest in not being surrounded by the ignorant?

Because investment in human capital is one of the more secure investments you
can make?

Because we all have an interest in the propagation of the human race (or
civilization, if you prefer to think in those terms) and parents shouldn't
have to foot the entire cost themselves?

> >(While we're on the subject, I would also like to see schools get
> >away from the agrarian model of having summer vacations - very
> >retrograde.)
> I'm still out on this one, I want what's best for kids, but as a
> kid I know I lived for summer vacation. Maybe shortening it a bit?

Is being in school all year necessarily best for the kids?

-xx- Damien X-)

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