If You Have A Tool, You'll Probably Use it: On the Evolution of Tax-Supported Schools in Certain Parts of the United States

“There can be no greater stretch of arbitrary power than to seize children from their parents, teach them whatever the authorities decree they shall be taught, and expropriate from the parents the funds to pay for the procedure…The intrinsic nature of the power authorized was so little realized that this was called “free education,” the most absolute contradiction of facts by terminology of which the language is capable. Everything about such schools is compulsory, not free ” ~ Isabel Paterson [The God of the Machine], 1943