Schooling compulsion, incentives, and literacy

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August 2, 2011
by David Friedman  
Posted in Commentary

"There are at least two different ways of getting someone to learn something. You can offer to teach him something he wants to know, or you can compel him to learn something you want him to know. Unschooling uses the first approach, conventional schooling the second. One difference between the two is their effect on the incentives of teachers." (08/01/11)  

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