We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Schools don't matter that much. We should have some. They are more important for the poorer students. It is good to hold children accountable for something, anmything. It is good to get the bright kids together and put received wisdom in front of them so that thy don't have to re-invent the wheel, or in their arrogance, think that only the present has wisdom. That's about it.
Oh, and keep them off the streets and not getting in trouble for a few hours every day so their parents can get some work done without worrying about them.
Assistant Village Idiot