OpinionGive me four years to teach the children and the seed I have sown will never be uprooted. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin -- Government Education = Indoctrination
      – DigitalBoss, 2009-08-27 at 16:23:03   (5 comments)

On 2009-08-27 at 16:24:08, DigitalBoss wrote...
When an opponent declares, "I will not come over to your side," I calmly say, "Your child belongs to us already… What are you? You will pass on. Your descendants, however, now stand in the new camp. In a short time they will know nothing else but this new community." Adolf Hitler on government education.
On 2009-08-27 at 19:46:44, Thelevellers wrote...
As I think I already said, all things in small doses, a little government control is useful to avoid religious schools teaching their dogmas, but otherwise I kind of agree... I was listening on the radio just the other day about how we in Britain lost a whole load of good teachers in state schools when the national curriculum was brought in... I believe there is a missing similar quote to both of those you've used from a rabbi...
On 2009-08-28 at 03:05:37, BorgClown wrote...
The strongest indoctrination should be put in place by the parents themselves. Government kindergarten doesn't hold a candle to a participative parent in the early years. Toddlers think adults are demigods.
On 2009-08-28 at 09:09:08, Lee J Haywood wrote...
The word 'indoctrination' has negative connotations, but since children will always be indoctrinated with something it makes sense to give them the best education possible. I'd rather have them all taught the most accurate knowledge we have, rather than have a random mixture of ignorance, dishonesty and superstition in the world.
On 2009-08-28 at 13:46:12, DigitalBoss wrote...
I say indoctrinated because it is a negative education. Children are not taught how their government is supposed to work, they are taught how the communist left want it to work. They are taught group think and not to live as free individuals. They are taught wealth envy.