So this article is a little old but I can only read the news from so many sources and stay informed. I would encourage you to read the story but the gist of it is as follows. A Los Angeles district court has declared that all children taught in the state of California must be taught by licensed teachers and thus homeschooling is no longer legal (unless the parents happens to be a licensed teacher). The case is now on its way to the state supreme court on appeal where it will hopefully be overturned. It is absolutely un-American in my mind to say that the children of a family should be forced into school against the wishes of a parent. I certainly agree that all children should receive a quality education, with the tacit understanding that the source might not be a public school. It sets a horrible precedent for the government of any state to decree that state sponsored indoctrination (don’t forget, some states still teach intelligent design) must be followed. In relation to state educational supremacy, the following quote:
Hitler said on 1 May 1937:
"The youth of today is ever the people of tomorrow. For this reason we have set before ourselves the task of inoculating our youth with the spirit of this community of the people at a very early age, at an age when human beings are still unperverted and therefore unspoiled.
The first sentence in the official instructors manual for high schools reads:
"The German school is a part of the National Socialist Educational order. It is its obligation to form the national socialistic personality in cooperation with the other educational powers of the nation, but by its distinctive educational means”
I think we could pretty easily substitute California for German and this would still look just about right. The school system and the state has no vested interest in the success of a child, their only interest is in self-preservation. A parent has an inherent (or should have) interest in the success of their children. The state of California is trying to rob the parents and children of that state of a fundamental right to choose and they should be ashamed. A free society is no place for such absurd claims as the courts of California has made and the citizens of that state (whether sending their children to public education or otherwise) should stand up and resist this on moral and ethical grounds.
What I’m listening too: Ennio Morriconne