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A beautiful post

On education, and moneys spent. Perhaps idealistic, but I'm generally game to see what happens.

http://www.livejournal.com/community/a_new_solution/1981.html

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kari_marie
Mar. 7th, 2005 10:45 am (UTC)
I thought so too--she really did a nice job. :-)
calbruin
Mar. 8th, 2005 12:56 pm (UTC)
Ah, but . . .
Well written in some respects but utterly not well thought-out with ill-defined notions.

Off the cuff comments I posted. I could think of more objections, but these will do for now.

Many may take issue with the idea of the government funded suggestion of "how-to-parent" programmes. Ultimately, you are advocating the state control of children, not in the direct way that Plato suggested in his Republic of removing them from their homes and under their parents' control but through "these" courses, the state is "instructing" (i.e. dictating) what and how a parent should care for their children.
Some like the freedom to choose including following their family religion or old-country traditional practices which no doubt some do run contrary to whatever government-state parenting instruction is proffered.

My premise is that we need to help kids in the environment that they spend the most time--at home.
Counterexample: Many of the best students, both in terms of academic performance and behavioural characteristics, spend the least amount of time at home. They are called Boarding school kids.
I hardly imagine that there is a problem that the state can fix of the student who attends St. Academy Prep Boarding School.
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