Saturday, September 08, 2012

Why we should call public schools "Government Schools"

My father sent me a link to a nice article about why we should Call Them Government Schools.

I liked this:

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The term “public” has a positive ring, as in “public service” and “the public good.” Pro bono publico is a lovely idea.

The word “government” lacks this gloss. It rarely gives people a warm and toasty feeling.

Thus, the term “government schools” stops people in their tracks. It reminds them why schools run by politicians frequently fail: They are part of the same state that too often robs us blind, delivers poor services, and founders in corruption.
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So whenever you can please try to use the phrase "Government Schools."

4 comments:

NerdDad said...

When the term 'socialized medicine' was being used more often, I liked saying that I don't believe in socialized education. It has the added benefit of being a great rebuttal to the perennial question, "Aren't you worried about socialization?"

Henry Cate said...

I like the phrase "socialized education." Thanks for sharing.

Luke said...

"Government schools are not really public schools. They're really private schools run by the teachers' unions."

Ouch.

~Luke

Henry Cate said...

Yeah, it is a pretty harsh line.