No, not mad. I completely distrust the public school system, and I wish that more of my friends and relatives would choose to either home or private school their kids, but I'm more inclined to feel sad than mad.
It's funny how the indoctrination didn't work too well on me, even though I wasn't aware of it. The parts of school I remember best were the moments that support the liberty movement. I never complained about the schooling and was the perfectly obedient straight A student, but later when I had my own child and then learned about homeschooling, I immediately knew that this was what I was going to do, no questions asked. I knew my education didn't prepare me for work, that I retained more of what I taught myself after school and college, and, like I said, I remembered best the professors that encouraged actual thought instead of blind repeating of what the teacher wanted.
I was probably just lucky, I'm certain. I was deemed worthy of the A-roll early on, so the teachers automatically liked me. But I'm not putting my children in that environment.
"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine
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