In the previous post, a discussion of the parlous state of public schools. It occurs to me that the main problem with any kind of school-alternative — homeschooling, online skill certifications, hell, we could probably cook up a decent “alterna-college” with just the Dirty Dozen Readers* — is the “accreditation” process. Even your home school must be “accredited” in some fashion, which means you need to get certified via some red-tape rigamarole by a public functionary…
Ever traveled in the Third World? It’s a revelation in so many ways, but as your basic decent, law-abiding White guy (redundant at least 2x, I realize), the biggest one was the sense of license. It was the freedom of American currency combined with Third World mores — I could live like a Kennedy, up to and including Ted at Chappaquiddick, so long as I had the cash… and given the exchange rate, I had the cash. I carried a crisp clean Tubman folded into my passport — should I ever be unfortunate enough to encounter the Federales, I was confident that would do the trick.
These days, as we all know, lower tier government jobs are the exclusive preserve of the useless, incompetent Diverse (again redundant at least 2x). Traditionally, the ranks of the education bureaucracy have been the preserve of White education major ladies too stupid to make it in the fast-paced world of Human Resources, but as America browns, that will change. Might as well make the best of it, comrades. You want to home school your kids? Sheeeeeeit, as the Hon. Clay Davis would say, a Tubman’ll get you that. You could probably get the local school board to certify your garage as belonging to the Ivy League for a Franklin.
The Third World is a blast if you’re cynical, ruthless, and have cash on hand. Let’s use that!