“There is no fundamental right to literacy.”

There is a state requirement that students attend school. Apparently there is no corresponding requirement that the school teach the students anything.

Armed with only that information, already I knew we were talking about my home town of Detroit: Patron City of Administrative Dysfunction.

Seriously, go read Peter’s take on it. Detroit makes dystopia fun.

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2 Responses to “There is no fundamental right to literacy.”

  1. Ben says:

    “Apparently there is no corresponding requirement that the school teach the students anything.”

    Ah, but Big Brother is on the job! Yes, we have the big-government cure-alls “No Child Left Behind” and the Common Core Curriculum to solve this problem. Which assigns to Big Brother issues that more properly should be solved at the parental and local school board level.

    Honestly, Detroit has the usual problems associated with multi-generational poverty. Parents who have not been educated themselves tend to be bad at ensuring that their children become educated. This perpetuates lack of education (and its associated poverty) from generation to generation.

  2. Phssthpok says:

    I have often wondered how an individuals right to RECEIVE an education (should they seek it) became a government’s right to FORCE an (approved) education upon them…

To the stake with the heretic!