A Republican lawmaker in Utah outlined a proposal last week to abolish compulsory education in the state.
State Sen. Aaron Osmond (R) argued that certain “parents act as if
the responsibility to educate, and even care for their child, is
primarily the responsibility of the public school system.”
“As a result, our teachers and schools have been forced to become
surrogate parents, expected to do everything from behavioral counseling,
to providing adequate nutrition, to teaching sex education, as well as
ensuring full college and career readiness,” he wrote in a post on the state senate’s blog.
Osmond told the Deseret News that he wants the public to view education as an opportunity rather than a requirement.
“Let’s let them choose it, let’s not force them to do it,” Osmond said.
I wonder what Donny, Marie and little Jimmy Osmond think of this? I wonder if Aaron Osmond fell off the polygamy truck or something. It’s certainly a novel way to cut public spending on education…
Forced education sounds like something that over-educated, Kenyan Mau-mau, Nazi, Marxist President is in favor of. Erring Osmond makes school sound like a FEMA labor camp instead of something vital to our continuing existence as a civilized society. Of course, radical “libertarians” such as this bozo think life should imitate Lord Of The Flies.