Right to Compulsory Education

As far as I know, the terminology that compulsory education is a "right" continues to be used by international organizations, although it does sound vaguely Orwellian. The wikipedia page on Compulsory Education notes that the idea that children should be forced to go to school has a long history of controversy and has been criticized on the grounds that "it violates freedom and liberty" and that "it is slavery." However, pretty much every country in the world has some form of compulsory education.

The Daily Herald (Provo, Utah) - Apr 8, 1959

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Sep 07, 2015
     Category: Education | 1950s

The right to be forced to learn before they are smart enough to know its what is good for them. Makes perfect sense to me.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/07/15 at 09:27 PM
I agree, up to a point. When the student lacks the mental acuity to learn, has become physically & uncontrollably disruptive, and/or has reached an age where he/she/heshe/shehe/it can wield a shovel then get them out of the school system as they do nothing but drain resources away from those that can and/or wish to learn. Maybe a trade school would be a better fit.

Whatever the solution is to handle these disruptive or resource draining kids I don't know but I do know that they don't belong in the public system.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/08/15 at 12:22 AM
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