i'm up on splice, arguing again that compulsory education is unconscionable. indeed, in my view 'compulsory eduction' is a contradictio in adjecto. if pressed i will half-assedly unfold the voluntaristic alternative. really i think families and children need to band together to educate one another and themselves: we've got to stop conscripting children into authoritarian institutions. if your response to this is now to picture ghetto black folks or rural trailer trash and their dysfunctional cultures, which you propose to ameliorate via removing the children from these homes: then you are what i'm attacking. and just first off: we've been at it a hundred years, and has the effect been to ameliorate these cultures by your own standards or has it not been? and second: you know neither what people do know nor what they need to know. any second now there'll be universal pre-k.