Thursday, May 31, 2007

Good intentions

Barry Smith of the Freedom Newspapers writes in the Burlington Times-News today
about the General Assembly's commission to study increasing the compulsory attendance age from 16 to 18. He makes the same points I do elsewhere -- that not only does the compulsion overrun individual freedom of families and students, it will keep the least interested and most disruptive students in the classroom an additional two years --, and he sums them up neatly:

There are a lot of good ideas in almost every aspect of life. Just because something is a good idea doesn’t mean we should make people do it.

HT: Carolina Journal


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