“Loyalty to the state”

John Stossel has an editorial on the California homeschooling issue, in which he points out some chilling elements to the decision:

A California appellate court, ruling that parents have no constitutional right to homeschool their children, pinned its decision on this ominous quotation from a 47-year-old case, “A primary purpose of the educational system is to train schoolchildren in good citizenship, patriotism and loyalty to the state and the nation as a means of protecting the public welfare.”

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