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Separation of Education and State

Jacob Hornberger: The Critical Race Theory Controversy.

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Conservatives and progressives are at it again. They are attacking each other big time over whether Critical Race Theory should be taught in secondary schools and colleges and universities. The fundraising appeals are flying, as each side exhorts people to send in their donations to support whichever side is sending out the fundraising appeal.

What’s the freedom response to all this statist silliness? Get government out of education entirely! Separate school and state at the state and local level. No more public (i.e., government) schools. No more licensing of private schools. No more elected school boards. No more school districts. No more compulsory-attendance laws. No more school taxes. In other words, a total free market in education.

By the same token, no more state-supported colleges and universities. No more education grants. No more grants to build college and university buildings and facilities. No more state financial aid to students. No more taxes to fund colleges and universities. A total separation of colleges and universities at both the federal and state government levels. Colleges and universities would be voluntarily funded through donations and tuitions.

A separation of education and the state would depoliticize the CRT controversy. All the hype would disappear. At the secondary level…

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