A tax-supported, compulsory educational system is the complete model of the totalitarian state.— Isabel Paterson
Scandalous Compulsory Education quotations
Education: free and compulsory - what a way to learn logic!
Who besides a degraded rabble would voluntarily present itself to be graded and classified like meat? No wonder school is compulsory.
Compulsory education... It is a painful, continual, and difficult work; to be done by kindness, by watching, by warning, by precept, and by praise, — but above all — by example.
Do you think nobody would willingly entrust his children to you or pay you for teaching them? Why do you have to extort your fees and collect your pupils by compulsion?
Continued adherence to a policy of compulsory education is utterly incompatible with efforts to establish lasting peace.
Avoid compulsion and let early education be a matter of amusement.
Young children learn by games; compulsory education cannot remain in the soul.
The purpose of Compulsory Education is to deprive the common people of their commonsense.
We have a large underclass in Britain, and a fairly low standard of education.
Our best universities are extremely good, but a very significant proportion of the British population that comes out of compulsory schooling with very low standards of education.
The school of life embodies a compulsory education that no man escapes.
It is better to tolerate the rare instance of a parent refusing to let his child be educated, than to shock the common feelings and ideas by forcible asportation and education of the infant against the will of the father.
It was in making education not only common to all, but in some sense compulsory on all, that the destiny of the free republics of America was practically settled.
By preventing a free market in education, a handful of social engineers - backed by the industries that profit from compulsory schooling: teacher colleges, textbook publishers, materials suppliers, et al. - have ensured that most of our children will not have an education, even though they may be thoroughly schooled.
Even in areas like the most depressed region of India in terms of female education, namely Rajasthan, which has [one of] the lowest female literacy [rates] in India. Even there, 80 to 90 percent of the parents would like their girls to go to school. And indeed, about 80 percent would like them to be made compulsory.
If you want to attract people like Juanderson - who could buy guns, wear jewelry, ride motorbikes and get girls through the drugs trade - to education, having a compulsory curriculum doesn't really make sense.
America's public schools have served their purpose.
Free and compulsory education was good for a somewhat unpromising young nation.
It makes sense for societies to make education compulsory for children.
Children are vulnerable. They can't make decisions. But the decisions can't all be left in the hands of the parents. They can be irresponsible too.
Starting from the primary schools, there must be compulsory 'Cosmos' classes throughout the education period. If a man thinks about and understands the universe, he will have wider horizons; he will be much less conceited and much more realistic.
Those who first introduced compulsory education into American life knew exactly why children should go to school and learn to read: to save their souls.... Consistent with this goal, the first book written and printed for children in America was titled Spiritual Milk for Boston Babes in either England, drawn from the Breasts of both Testaments for their Souls' Nourishment.
We have been taught (that is, schooled) in this country to think of 'success' as synonymous with, or at least dependent upon, 'schooling,' but historically that isn’t true in either an intellectual or a financial sense. And plenty of people throughout the world today find a way to educate themselves without resorting to a system of compulsory secondary schools that all too often resemble prison.