Morally and legally, parents do not own their children. Children are not property.
Education goes beyond family indoctrination, and is not simply a kin-driven pep rally. In short, parents are not their own independent school districts. Mom and Dad aint the supe and principal.
Yes, of course parents should be deeply involved in and informed about their children’s education.
But this misguided growing notion that parents are rightly free-radical Directors of Curricula serves no one, and if allowed to take root will unquestionably rip whatever’s left of our societal fabric.
This is perhaps the most poisonous fruit along our suicidal path toward a post-fact cliff dive. Where there are no shared educational facts and principles, there can be no functional culture.
The syllabus for “Just Making Shit Up 101” is not enticing.
Parental educational awareness and involvement? Always.
Every-clan-for-itself educational control?
Say goodnight, America.