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Posted on : 1:43 PM | By : Nic | In : ,

I just registered Annie for her homeschooling program.  In BC, if you register as a homeschooler under a provincially-recognized educational institution, you can get financial support from the province for homeschooling.  It varies by the school, but I am doing Wondertree which supports unschooling and anything else you want to do.  It should be fun!


So the theme today is education quotes:

"We who are engaged in the sacred cause of education are entitled to look upon all parents as having given hostages to our cause."
-- Horace Mann, father of common (government)school movement.

"Every child in America entering school at the age of five is insane because he comes to school with certain allegiances toward our Founding Fathers, toward his parents, toward belief in a supernatural being, toward sovereignty of this nation as a separate entity... It's up to you to make all these sick children well."
-- Chester Pierce - Harvard University Psychology professor.

"Let our pupil be taught that he does not belong to himself, but that he is public property. Let him be taught to love his family, but let him be taught at the same time that he must forsake and even forget them when the welfare of his country requires it."
-- Benjamin Rush, signer of Declaration of Independence

Happened to find this, and enjoyed it immensely:
The Earth is degenerating these days. Bribery and corruption abound. Children no longer mind their parents, every man wants to write a book, and it is evident that the end of the world is fast approaching.
- Assyrian Stone Tablet, c.2800BC

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