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Rick Jore: It's Time to End Compulsory School Attendance

June 1, 2017

Rick Jore, a former member of the Montana House of Representatives, discusses why compulsory school attendance is contrary to the natural family order and what we can do about it.

Rick Jore, who served as a Republican member of the House of Representatives for four terms and ran as a candidate for the Constitution Party, talks about his efforts to end compulsory school attendance in Montana. Jore explains that compulsory attendance does not equal compulsory education, and that by forcing parents to send their children to schools, the state is taking over the role of parents, which is not how the system should work. Jore tells what happened when he tried to end compulsory attendance, why the prevailing mindset of the education establishment will likely keep the law in place, and explains how getting our children out of the government school system is the first step in regaining our rights. 

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Teresa Mull is a policy advisor for education at The Heartland Institute. @SchoolReform