Thursday, March 22, 2007

The Separation of School and State: The Case for Abolishing America's Government Schools

Here's another event (this one is hosted by the Ayn Rand Institute) that is worth seeing:

The Separation of School and State:
The Case for Abolishing America's Government Schools


Lecture and Q&A by C. Bradley Thompson

Hilton Costa Mesa [map]
3050 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, California
(At Bristol and the 405 Freeway)
714-540-7000


Why do so many Americans--liberal and conservative--support a compulsory system of government-run education? What role should the State play in educating America's children? Are government schools compatible with a free society? Is it possible to have a free-market in education?

Dr. Thompson's lecture will examine the destructive effects of "public" education in America, he will critique the principal assumptions behind government schooling (e.g., that children have a "right" to an education and that government schools are for the "public good"), and he will call for the abolition of all government schools. Thompson will present a principled argument for a free-market in education that begins with the rights and responsibilities of parents to provide for the education of their own children.

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6:30 PM: Bookstore opens
7:30 PM: Lecture
8:30 PM: Q & A

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