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    Filed at 7:22 pm under by dcobranchi

    (Sorry ’bout that)

    Thanks to Tim Haas for pointing me to this terrific column by Wendy McElroy. Just a taste:

    My purpose is not to dispute with parents who send their children to public schools. I believe the system is a brutal failure, but parents must decide for themselves. I advocate extending alternatives far beyond the typical private versus public school debate, and even beyond homeschooling.

    Apprenticeships, experiments like Montessori and the School of Living, self-guided education, mentoring… The cost of public education is not measured in tax dollars alone. A universe of educational possibilities has been obstructed by the attempt to enforce a government monopoly over how, where, when, and what children learn.

    You’ll definitely want to read the whole thing.

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