Compulsory public school education laws are unconstitutional. They violate First Amendment rights to free speech and association because the government forces parents and children to participate whether they want to or not in a group activity involving indoctrination of a government imposed educational agenda. They violate Fifth Amendment rights to due process of law because the government arbitrarily deprives parents and children of liberty and property without evidence of a crime.
There is nothing in the Constitution which permits the government to force parents and children to attend school. There were no compulsory education laws in existence when the USA was founded; no constitutional amendment since then to allow such laws; and never any justification for the state to think otherwise.
The people were free then and at liberty to voluntarily educate their children or not as they thought best. Where there were public schools there were no laws compelling parents and children to participate. Yet today the state governments have been violating our constitutional rights for many decades and getting away with it.
Governments, without constitutional authority, think they have the right to ‘educate’ children according to the dictates of the state. Children are indoctrinated as to what to think, what to believe and how to act; even how to express themselves and what to wear. Kids are expected to conform in all respects in the manner dictated by the state. The government demands their allegiance as well as their minds. The government criminalizes or otherwise punishes behavior which doesn’t conform.
The principal of Bobby Ray Memorial Elementary School in McMinnville, Tennessee, for example, thinks he has the right to force the parents of one of his students to style the boy’s hair according to his idea of a proper haircut.
Second grader, Adam Stinnett decided to get a military style haircut just like his soldier stepbrother. The principal didn’t like it; told the kid’s mother that it was “distracting,” and demanded that she “fix” it so that “it is in compliance with our rules.” She was forced to shave her child’s head.
Education ‘authorities’ in Aurora Colorado would not allow Natalee, a 4-year-old child, to eat the Oreo cookies her mom had packed in her bagged lunch. They sent the poor little kid home with a note that said: “This is a public school setting and all children are required to have a fruit, a vegetable and a healthy snack from home, along with a milk. If they have potatoes, the child will also need bread to go along with it. Lunchables, chips, fruit snacks, and peanut butter are not considered to be a healthy snack. This is a very important part of our program and we need everyone's participation.”
The statist compulsory public school education bastards are actually telling a parent in the United States of America what she can and cannot provide to her own child for lunch. Now we know that chips, fruit snacks and peanut butter are not permitted for the little kids to eat for lunch in Colorado – because they’re not part of the “program.”
The statist public school cookie monster even took her cookie.