Re: Paying for Schools (was: SOCIETY: Re: The privatization of public security)

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Wed Aug 22 2001 - 09:35:50 MDT

>From: stencil <>

>Parents who parent do in fact pay for their own childrens'
>education, and then soldier on to pay the taxes that
>provide for the twelve years' warehousing and
>indoctrination that the hinds' get gets.
>The notion that state schools benefit all segments of
>society because they provide universal literacy, knowledge
>of the historical basis of the culture, and understanding
>of the mechanisms of citizen participation may have had
>some past relation with reality but these don't be the

I'm no fan of public education. Particularly the LAUSD and I'd rather eat
worms than send my kids to public school in L.A. But there is a *large*
segment of society that cannot afford to pay for the education of their
kids. If public school education were to be suddenly eliminated... well,
that would be the equivolent of saying "let them eat cake." And in that
event I would not send my kids to their private school unless they were
accompanied by a contingent of armed guards.


"I'm a seeker too. But my dreams aren't like yours. I can't help thinking
that somewhere in the universe there has to be something better than man.
Has to be." -- George Taylor _Planet of the Apes_ (1968)

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