Monday, August 27, 2007

UK schools finger print children without telling parents

Last week I read a post at Homeschooling on Why I firmly believe that our public schools are prisons. This reminded me of Gary North's post on the difference between a school bus and a prison bus in The Story of Two Buses. (Gary saw very little difference.)

Jay Matthew's column last week about children suffering and the school not telling parents reaffirmed that often schools act like they are completely in charge and don't have to take any input from parents. Public schools are suppose to be nurturing places which help children become educated. Too often the bureaucracy derails this goal.

This problem is not unique to America. In the UK Children as young as five to be fingerprinted in schools. (Hat tip: The opening paragraph is mind boggling:

"Schools have been given the go-ahead to take fingerprints from children as young as five - without asking their parents first."

In the first Star Wars movie Princess Leia said:

"The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers."

Some times I wonder if a similar process is a large driver for homeschooling. As schools become worse and more draconian will more and more parents slip away to homeschooling?

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1 comment:

Eleanor Deakin said...

That is inSANE! You just can't make this stuff up. Unbelievable.

School buses have always given me the willies.