Speaking truth to power and parents

Neal Boortz writes: The single most prevalent form of child abuse in this country is the act of sending a child to a government school. We worry incessantly about the separation of church and state. We would do well to devote half as much attention to the separation of government and education.

I spent the entire fifth grade reading novels in the library, because my teachers realized that there was absolutely no point in making me sit through class. And I laughed when the Indiana Law professor on Fox the other night inadvertantly let the cat out of the bag when he was explaining why a child giving out candy canes with Bible verses or something on them was violating the separation of Church and State.

What is okay in a public street, said the professor, is not okay in a public school, because the children are not there because of choice, they are forced to be there. With the government, it always comes down to force, doesn’t it?