The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)

Monday, December 15, 2003

It's the 21st century. We're happy with the market economy. We don't let our address determine where we shop, or which doctors we use, or where we get our cars serviced. We know that the government cannot provide goods and services efficiently. We are allegedly free people.

Can we stop having money extracted from us at gunpoint for education? Can we have separation of education and state? Can we stop being the fucking serfs of our public school system?

Here's what prompted that outburst:

Robert Wright, a San Jose middle school teacher, writes:

Obadiah and I are reading a discarded copy of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. It's a nice hardbound copy I rescued from the dumpster at school.

Inside, it is stamped with this message:

This book has been replaced for one or more of the following reasons:

Material is inaccurate
Does not meet district standards
Stereotypes gender or culture

(From Joanne Jacobs.)



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