Guy Who Might Actually Serve in Congress Wants to Abolish Public Schools

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"This is no utopian ideal; it's the way things worked through the first century of American nationhood," wrote Republican David Harmer, a congressional candidate in California's 11th district, in a 2000 op-ed on why America should abolish public schools and move to an all-private system. Oh, we were going to say this is a crazy idea, but if it was good enough for 1825, then yeah, we should definitely do it. [Mother Jones]