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It is no coincidence that Sparta had compulsory, state-run education. If a society believes that children belong not to parents, but to state, then state must control children’s education by compulsion.
Are our public schools any different than brutal Spartan society in way they treat parents and children? Today, school compulsory-attendance laws force parents to hand over their children to government employees called teachers for eight to twelve years.
In effect, our local and state governments claim that they, like Spartans, own our children's minds and bodies for twelve years. Parents who refuse to hand over their children to public schools can be and have been locked in jail for disobeying compulsory-attendance laws.
In this respect, our public schools today are just as brutal as Spartans. The difference is only in degree. Where Spartans stole children from their parents to serve a lifetime in their military, our local governments create laws that let them, in effect, legally kidnap our children to serve twelve years in their education boot camps called public schools. The brutality of principal is same. Like Spartans, our public-school officials think they own our children, and have contempt for parents' rights.
Article Copyrighted © 2005 by Joel Turtel.
Joel Turtel is the author of “Public Schools, Public Menace: How Public Schools Lie To Parents and Betray Our Children." Website: http://www.mykidsdeservebetter.com, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 718-447-7348.