"The group consisting of mother, father and child
is the main educational agency of mankind."
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
(1929-1968), US civil rights leader
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We hold this truth to be self evident.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
    MLK hit the mail on the head with this one. Bill Cosby says the same thing and is vilified by his own people. The Democrats have destroyed the nuclear black family for their own political gain. When will the oppressed throw off the shackles of Liberal oppression and declare: Free at Last, Free at Last, Free at Last???
     -- Wally, Philadelphia, PA     
    Except when they are uneducated and can not read or write. Thank got for compulsory education so that most or at least many parents in America can read and write and thus want the same thing for their children.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA US      
    Never forget that parents have the responsibility for taking care of their children, not government bureaucrats -- heck, some of the stupidest people in the world are civil servants. Due to Waffler's government schooling, he is able to read and almost write, but he confuses what he has been taught with intelligence.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
     -- warren, olathe      
    Children who know only their mothers and fathers generally wind up to be idiots. Most reasonable people understand that children need others in their ever expanding lives. That is what field trips and indroduction to others of various trades and backgrounds is all about. Come on guys get off your narrow minded approaches to every thing.
     -- Waffler, Smith, Arkansas     
    Waff, where on earth did you get the idea that home schooled kids know only their mothers and fathers. Have you ever heard of kids playing with the neighbors kids? Maybe that's a novel idea to you.
     -- jim k, austin     
    Wow. That's it, in a nutshell. Note that King calls mom and dad the "MAIN educational agency" (not the sole). Doesn't the lack of this "main educational agency" explain many of the problems in our current society, and even with our current Narcissist President? If the following link doesn't work: http://samvak.tripod.com/obama.html, google obama narcissist vaknin.
     -- Byron, Fort Collins, CO     
    "Thank got" Waffler? You must be a poster child for public edumakayshen. LOL Guess what my communist little friend...major Universities are giving preference to home schooled children because they've generally outpaced the the ritalin riddled curriculum of "public ejikayshen" :)
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    With public education serving free breakfast and lunches today-so many parents see it as nursery for their children rather than an educational institution.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
    Three stars as he missed out the word "one" being of a religious background was probably the reason, for it has always been the reason of the church and we all know how wonderfully moral the church is...... I know many single family parents and they are by far more meaningfully family than most two parent families - it's the quality of the family regardless of numbers, sex, creed, or ethnicity - why are you all so blind to this simple fact?.
     -- Anonymous     
    Dr. King expresses so lucidly complex truths!
     -- Mitch Clarke, Vancouver, British Columbia     
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