In his latest bid for reelection, the President in his infinite disrespect for law has decided to use more tax dollars to thump for a "reinvestment" to support tuition for poor students who could not attend college without tax payer support.
It is important to know that the founders were themselves educated and well informed in the law, and most of the colonists were also. And none of them had formal schooling or advanced degrees from colleges and universities. They were educated by their parents and peers, and subjects that interested them they were self-taught. There were no provisions made in the Constitution or in any other laws of States or Federal Government that made schooling mandatory. That was something that begun when large industrialists realized the implications for profit.
Ideologies were adopted to fit their needs, not to develop a child. In fact, the opposite is true of their intentions. They created drones, obedient workers, and instilled the "work ethic" as a fervent religious dogma, that hard work somehow equals success.
Seems to me that the nation was most successful without the forced schooling of more modern times. Taking over control of children's minds and filling those minds with a social engineering agenda regardless of the rights of parents to instill their own values in their children. American People have been duped.
Through the manipulation of the curriculum, standardized courses based on the magic numbers of grades and ages, we have allowed further subdivision of children which in effect keeps them immature and in need of more schooling.
Benjamin Franklin didn't require more schooling. he only required the basics which he learned without school. I myself learned from my mother and grandfather how to read before I started kindergarten. In fact, I was reading the daily newspapers before first grade. I spent the first six years in elementary school where I was bored to death most of the time because the rest of the class could not keep up. Not because they were stupid, only that did not enjoy the same opportunity to learn as I did BEFORE I ever started school.
My values were those of my family and faith, not standards produced by corporate sponsored bureaucrats who only required obedient drones to carry out the assembly-line production processes that required very little real learning. And now we have reached the point where any other nation in the world can achieve greater successes with students than we can, and yet we keep spending more and more on education as results decline.
We certainly live in interesting times.