Education and the Individual

My latest column has been posted up at Strike-the-Root:

Education and the Individual

By Michael Kleen

In the intellectual battlefield, libertarians, individualists, and anti-Statists have frequently neglected the subject of childhood education (1-8th Grades) and the intellectual development of children. Because of the laissez faire nature of our philosophy, we are more willing to leave those matters up to parents or to the individuals themselves. Statists, however, have no qualms about investing resources (their own and others’) in molding, indoctrinating, and creating dependence in future generations. It is crucial, then, for us to not neglect this subject and to clearly define and promote our own educational values…

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About Michael Kleen

Michael Kleen is an author, raconteur, and freelance columnist. He has a M.A. in History and M.S. in Education. He lives in Rockford, Illinois, where he was the 2013 Republican candidate for mayor.

Posted on September 10, 2010, in Columns and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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