Re: extropian kids (opinions from a non-parent)

Kathryn Aegis (
Sat, 23 Aug 1997 22:37:10 +0000

EvMick (quoting a website):
>Socialization, in this respect, becomes submitting one's will to that of
>the group (or person in charge).

Socialization never becomes anything other than what it is: a form
of conditioning into the cultural norms of a given society. One can
be socialized into the cultural norm of a respect for authority, but
this occurs both within families and within schools simultaneously.
If anything, the family unit utilizes a more authoritarian structure of
authority than the school environment as a whole. Children spend
much of their early lives being socialized into heirarchical
structures, of which the school is only one.

I do not have an opinion for or against home schooling, but I hope that
this discussion of it will involve a clear understanding of the
social phenonemons involved.

Kathryn Aegis