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    Filed at 2:43 am under by dcobranchi

    It’s late and I can’t think of a snappy title for this essay. It’s pretty good, though misnamed. A snippet:

    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.

    I like that “brutal failure” line. Worth a read.

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