Yesterday, I complained about a busybody law professor.
Today, I'm going to wax enthusiastic about Mr. Butler Shaffer. He regularly blogs at LewRockwell.com and also teaches administrative and anti-trust law at Southwestern Law School (located in SoCal).
Here's what this libertarian had to say about piecemeal education reform:
"The tendency is for critics of the government schools to take the defensive, and react to individual programs or policies of one school system or another. A principled approach would be to 'strike at the root' - to borrow from Thoreau - by getting the state completely out of the field of education. If I could awake some morning to discover that only one governmental program had disappeared, I would be most pleased to discover it was the government school system. It is state schools - not the particular policies of any such school - that is the underlying cause of the statist mindset."
More law and schools: Attorney Mike Smith, of HSLDA, explains that Justice Thomas brought up home ed in a Supreme Court decision. Neat.
I wonder what Prof. Shaffer thinks of the outcome of Morse v. Frederick?