Dana saved me the trouble of fisking the editiorial.
Homeschooling: elitist and anti-democratic, 14 March 2008, Principled Discovery
But what I keep coming back to in these types of articles is a very fundamental disconnect. A liberal society is nothing if it cannot tolerate opposing viewpoints. Once it attempts to regulate and control ideas, it is no longer “broad-minded” nor tolerant of the ideas of others. It instead becomes narrow-minded, judgmental and controlling, furthering a single mindset and pressuring groups to conform.
In other words, it ends up creating an educational system committed to “teach[ing] only the ideas acceptable to ideologues who fear the contaminating influence” of anyone who disagrees.
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