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Samuel L. Blumenfeld is the author of "Is Public Education Necessary?"

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Are Compulsory School Attendance Laws Necessary? Part 3

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Today the law is not being used to force delinquents and truants into the schools, but to harass and regulate home schoolers and fundamentalist Christian schools. In the 1800s it ...

Are Compulsory School Attendance Laws Necessary? Part 2

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Both the Unitarians and the liberal Protestants began to view the public schools and compulsory attendance as the most effective means of maintaining the Protestant character of American culture in ...

Are Compulsory School Attendance Laws Necessary? Part 1

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 It is assumed by the vast majority of Americans that the issue of compulsory school attendance is a settled matter, part and parcel of every civilized nation-state, and a prerequisite ...