F21SC Issue Statement: Government education system co-opting parental authority
|By Michael Shaw|
|Monday, 24 November 2003 06:22|
Issue: Many parents have allowed a government-mandated educational system to co-opt parental authority over their children.
Parents remain responsible for the children, but the state is gaining increasing authority over how children are educated and how children are raised. This leads to a weakened family unit and is contributing to a degraded society.
Preparing their children to take full advantage of the opportunities available in a free society is a key responsibility of parenthood. To successfully exercise their responsibilities, parents must be able to retain authority over their children. As government schools and agencies attempt to exercise increasing authority over children--and thereby the family--parents must exercise constant vigilance to protect their Family Autonomy.
F21SC Issue Statement: Government education system co-opting parental authority by Michael Shaw