Two quick quotes:
"Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind."--- Plato
Think about this a minute. Consider the truth found here. Whatever choice a family makes for education, this compulsory form of education is often the method used. Is it effective? Does it last? If I had time, I'd delve so deeply into this topic that my family would be lucky if I was out by dinnertime.
Also, I find this interesting:
Included in a 1893 report , "Cardinal Principles at Secondary Education stresses seven fundamental aims of education in a democracy:
2-Command of Fundamental Processes
3- Worthy Home Membership
6- Worthy Use of Leisure
7- Ethical Character"
How far we have strayed...
That's all. Unfortunately, I have bills to pay and paperwork to do. Rats.