There are several reasons why my children will not go to public school. One of the major ones is simple: I don’t want the government educating them. No matter how well intentioned individual teachers are, or how well-intentioned politicians are, the fact remains that schools teach what they think is best to create little citizens.
Many consider this the whole point of schools, to create good citizens. This requires children being taught what makes a good citizen. Here is my contention. What does make a good citizen? If you look at our current public education system, a good citizens obeys the laws, doesn’t do drugs (except maybe alcohol, when they have reached a government-approved age), recycles, votes, and is tolerant of any and all different lifestyles and cultures.