Published Sunday, March 03, 2013
I’m a father of five ranging from 8-16 years old, and I am also a naturalized immigrant from behind the Iron Curtain in Communist Eastern Europe.
Having participated in public, private and homeschooling education, I’ve been privileged to experience the pros and cons of each of these systems from a multi-cultural perspective. In addition, both my wife and sister are teachers, and I have been blessed to glean from their experiences.
What I wish to inform my fellow citizens about is to consider that government involvement in education should be limited to providing access not to dictating process and content. What I mean is we should strive as society to provide choices and capabilities for parents and kids to find and participate in education.
Once a government starts to dictate the content of knowledge and the process of its dissemination, it is well on the way to tyranny.
By legally forcing what one should know, government raises its own brood of lemmings that salivate and blindly follow its edicts which always lead to destruction.
It is not too harsh to say this, it is reality. For freedom of thought and of expression to be real and to flourish, freedom of education must exist.
Oh how I wish we would learn from history and heed the precious voices of reason and conscience that are becoming more and more faint with the oppressive directives which few perceive their dangers.
Pete Lorincz, Moreland