Re: DSM: Why is it not the responsibility of society/community to educate the future generation ? (was:The Value of the Sudbury Model)

From: Martin Wilke (martin.wilke@gmx.net)
Date: Wed Apr 18 2001 - 17:38:36 EDT


David Rovner schrieb:

> PUBLIC EDUCATION
>
> SHOULD EDUCATION BE COMPULSORY AND TAX SUPPORTED,
> AS IT IS TODAY?
>
> by Nathaniel Branden

[...]

Education should NOT be COMPULSORY BUT TAX SUPPORTED.

There should be many different kinds of schools (from traditional to
Sudbury-like), homeschool resource centers, etc. And they can grow on
private initiative as well as being initiated by the state. There would
be a kind of market, but it wouldn't depend on whose kid's parents can
afford a school and whose can't. Rather it would depend on which schools
the kids decide to go to - if they want to attend a school at all.

These schools would be completely tax-funded. But that does not mean the
government has any influence on their content. For example, in Germany
the political parties receive government-money, 1 DM ($0,45) per year
for every vote they got in the past election. Nevertheless the state has
no influence on the political program of the parties.

Martin Wilke

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