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

Mark Grant (
Mon, 25 Aug 1997 10:06:18 +0000

On Fri, 22 Aug 1997, Kathryn Aegis wrote:

> I don't make statements of belief on this list, and I never trade in
> myth. My post was based on the basic textbook theory found in the
> fields of childhood psychology, early socialization theory, and group
> dynamics.

Sure, and I agree with the point that kids should learn to rely on
themselves. I just have no convincing evidence that sending them to public
schools is a good way to do that, nor that child psychologists are any
better at raising kids than normal parents.

> Again, I am sorry for your bad experiences as a child, and I think
> that most of us can share the same type of story.

Yet continuing to send kids into that environment is better than teaching
them at home?

> As for your 'obvious fact' above, I
> would ask that you provide some definite support for that statement,
> outside of your personal experience, in order to consider it a
> general truism.

Uh, my experience, my friends' experiences, the experiences of those on
this list... the only people I've met who didn't have similar tales to
tell were either home-schooled or went to expensive private schools.

And, since you're discussing 'socialization' on another thread, why would
that be neccesary if I'm wrong?


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