Re: Paying for education

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Fri Aug 24 2001 - 10:04:41 MDT

Brian D Williams wrote:
> >From: Mike Lorrey <>
> >Well, I expect to change your mind with one question: If a liberal
> >education is to make a citizen fit to live in a democracy, why is
> >it that there are more citizens than ever who are completely UNFIT
> >to live in a democracy, and it is ENTIRELY the fault of the
> >educational system?
> Mike what we have in schools today is education by political
> liberals, which is a completely different thing from a classic
> liberal education. "Liberal" in the educational sense is almost the
> opposite of "liberal" in the political sense.

Yes, but this is now. When we handed over the reins to the teachers
union and the gummint, 95% of the kids were getting some significant
amount of classical liberal education. Now the number is around 30-40%,
and that is specifically because of the public educational system. If it
were'nt for private schools, that number would be around 10-20%. This
decay is specifically the fault of the public school system.

> >Skilled non-degree jobs go begging to be filled, machinists being
> >just the easiest to point to.
> Tell me about it, we've been trying to hire replacement
> communications electricians for months with little success. People
> aren't as interested in these jobs as they used to be.
> But this is besides the point, we still need people who are highly
> educated and good critical thinkers in this country, every citizen
> should be so equipped.
> Of course this is what politicians fear most.

Of course, which is why giving politicians control of our kids education
is definitely a case of leaving the fox in charge of the henhouse.

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