Can compulsory education be equated to imprisoning children?
Compulsory education came into effect in the latter half of the 19th century. It was then used as a tool to absorb and integrate the new immigrants. Fast forward to today and all states in the country have instituted compulsory attendance laws which have a minimum and maximum age for students. As much as it is viewed as a noble and necessary cause, could it be that it is the reason for the many problems in education today? Could some of the issues in public education that we face as a country be significantly reduced if compulsory education was abolished?
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