Education and the government

Thanks to the couple of hundred of you who clicked through to my post, "Minnesota: The Nanny State?" from this week's Carnival of Education. Y'all come back now.

We can quibble over the merits of certain legislation, the details of which change during the journey from committee to committee to floor vote, and even again during implementation by the various bureaucracies. Perhaps a better focus for this forum would be these questions:
  1. What is the purpose of education?
  2. What is government's proper role in education?
This Friday's Fun Fact: if you Google "minnesota education blog," Scholar's Notebook appears at the top of the list. At least it does today.

Have a good weekend and listen to NARN tomorrow (available on broadcast or webcast, but not podcast).