Government run public schools are doing exactly what they were designed to do. Academic education is, at best, secondary to the primary purpose and it's mainly used as a ploy by school officials to demand more money and more control of children.
Originally Posted by hiimjered
"The principle that the end justifies the means is, in individualist ethics, regarded as the denial of all morals. In collectivist ethics it becomes necessarily the supreme rule" -- F. A. Hayek.
"A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty is worth a whole eternity in bondage" -- Joseph Addison's "Cato, A Tragedy" (1713)
"The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion." - Albert Camus