Mandatory government education (also called public education) is not only collectivist, authoritarian and unacceptable in a country that claims to be free. It is also inherently inefficient at education:
1) Public schools are not intended to educate — from the public schools of the past:
Prussia, national socialist Germany, Soviet Russia, Maoist China, the socialist leaning governments of the early 20th century U.S. (which forced Native American children into schools and punished them for speaking their own tongue), Britain and imperialist Australia (which did the same thing the U.S. did to the Native Americans but this time to the natives of Australia).
To the public schools of today, in those very same places, the goal is not to encourage critical thinking, learning how to learn, or investigating an issue from all sides including “politically incorrect” and unofficial views. Instead the goal is producing good citizens and team players.
2) Landowners are forced to pay for public schools at the threat of having the land they supposedly own confiscated if they fail to pay their property taxes. This effectively eliminates any potential for serious competition and removes the need for any integrity or quality in public schools.
Do not waste your children’s time and stunt their intellect by placing them in public schools.
Vote no on the upcoming Dayton school bond, and vote no on every other school bond presented in the future, and use the money you save to offer your children a real education opportunity.
Please stop supporting and making the rest of us unwillingly pay for a system that is detrimental to children.