An article in the September issue of The New Yorker makes the case that education is a fundamental right guaranteed by the Constitution. It’s not. Public schools in Detroit are failing to educate students. Just like they are failing to do so in many large cities throughout the country. A case in the federal court system, Gary B. v. Snyder, filed by Public Counsel and Sidley Austin LLP on behalf of a class of Detroit students, argues that students in Detroit public schools who failed to learn how to read were denied their due process and equal protection rights under the Constitution’s Fourteenth Amendment. The case was dismissed by a federal district court in Michigan in June, but has been appealed to the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. The plaintiffs, as well as the writer of the piece in The New Yorker (Jill Lepore) cite the Supreme Court case of Plyler v. Doe (1982). In his book The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, the Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American
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What we have here is a failure to communicate!
Rights can only be “negative”; “positive” ones require someone to pay for them.
A “right” to healthcare implies that the doctor must treat you or that someone has to pay for your care. Either way someone is being made a slave!
So to, a “right” to “education”, enslaves someone to deliver or pay for that “education”. Again someone is enslaved.
It’s interesting that in poor third world countries, parents get their children educated. Often without their Gooferment’s help and in some case despite their Gooferment’s hostility.
Here in the good old USA, the Gooferment “promises” to educate the children but fails miserably. Yet, the enslaved Taxpayers are continually robbed to spend more and more money on a broken system.
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