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

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Wed Aug 22 2001 - 11:20:17 MDT

Zero Powers wrote:
> >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
> >days.
> 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.

Yes, despite there being no such thing as a 'right to an education'
elucidated in the Constitution or in many state constitutions (though
some do). In many places like LA, public school is nothing but a daycare
center for the perpetually immature children of working and otherwise
distracted parents. It's no wonder they fight now to get daycare for
their pre-school kids as a right as well. As has been said about past
democratic systems, the surest sign of decline is when the masses figure
out they can vote to pay themselves largess from the public purse.

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