Unfit for liberty (Part 2, Education) - Granite Grok

Unfit for liberty (Part 2, Education)

Previously, I quoted General John McAuley Palmer, who said that professional armies

threaten government by the people, not because they consciously seek to pervert liberty, but because they relieve the people themselves of the duty of self-defense. A people accustomed to let a special class defend them must sooner or later become unfit for liberty.

If the subject is education instead of defense, the same reasoning applies.  That is, government schools

threaten government by the people, not because they consciously seek to pervert liberty, but because they relieve the people themselves of the duty of self-education. A people accustomed to let a special class educate them must sooner or later become unfit for liberty.

Government schools have demonstrated decisively that they can’t educate children.  But what we’ve lost sight of is that, even if they could, they shouldn’t.