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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 314 of my favorite of all of Richard Epstein’s many excellent books, his 1995 volume, Simple Rules for a Complex World:

No one wishes to deny that parents are capable of miseducating their own children. But to the extent that all parents can control only the education of their own children, we can avoid the greatest peril of social life, the nondiversification of political risk, which occurs when any central agency is allowed and determined to set the agenda for the system as a whole.

DBx: Unquestionably true.

It’s regrettable that a calamity such as Covid-19 hysteria seems to have been required to reveal more fully the rot that is K-12 government schooling. I continue to hope that among the results of this hysteria is significant growth in school choice.