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Not everyone liked my eBook Education Without the State, which I gave you for free the other day. (If you missed that email, grab the book at NoStateEducation.com, or simply text the word EDUCATE to 33444.)
Well, that’s not entirely true. My main critic, on Twitter, never actually read it. (What a surprise, right?)
Why, not everyone can afford private schooling or homeschooling, he said.
Gee, might that be in part because their money is being seized from them via property taxes?
How are millions of people in the developing world able to afford private school? My book tells that story. If they can manage it, we should be able to, if we had a sensible system.
Then the old chestnut: parents can’t teach physics!
How many of my critic’s beloved public schools in, say, Detroit are teaching physics?
The double standard is unbelievable. If the private sector produced such laughably bad schools, we would never hear the end of the evils of capitalism.
When the state produces such miserable schools, you’re a heretic for pointing it out.
Of course, one would have to know nothing at all about homeschooling in 2016 to think parents have to teach physics. This is covered in the book.
And of course, the self-taught Ron Paul Curriculum shows students how to teach themselves — with occasional help from their peers.
My exchange with this fellow — who has given me email fodder in the past — reminded me that one of the worst casualties of statism is the human imagination. If a government monopoly weren’t educating kids (with all the effectiveness and efficiency monopolies are known for), we’d all be uneducated!
Ah, well. You can lead a horse to a free eBook….
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