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Monday, December 26, 2005

Sadly, No!: Home School Nation

Sadly, No! spanks the smirk off of one little rodent's face.
At America's founding, the average parent had little choice but to accept the inherent responsibility of every parent to educate his own children.
They also had to walk two miles just to draw water from a well. Plus, they had to shit in holes in the ground. But I don't think that really made them better off.
Generally, I believe, the people accepted this responsibility willingly and whole-heartedly; and their faith, by-and-large, made them more than equal to the task!
Because back in the good ol' days, faith was the only prequisite for teaching your children. You certainly didn't need any of this new-fangled "knowledge" that kids these days seem to be into.
Before long, however, American parents began to cede much of this responsibility to public schools. In the beginning, most public schools were largely faith-based ? relying heavily upon the Word and Will of the God of the Judeo-Christian Bible.
Because really, children were so much better off learning that pi was exactly three, just like it says in the Bible.


Anonymous scoopernicus said...

What a bozo, way to go with the generalizations. In fact when New England was settled, every town immediately founded a new school. Harvard University was founded only 6 years after Boston was settled.

Our founding father's (sic) put such a strong emphasis on education that in the settling of the northwest Territories, it was required by law that land be put aside to build a school.

12/26/2005 6:35 PM  

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