Saturday, 9 February 2013

The state

"This first experience with 'official' sports was conclusive. Wherever public authorities undertook to meddle with any sports organization they introduced the fatal germs of impotence and mediocrity. The body formed by the good will of all the members of an autonomous sport group becomes swollen to gigantic and uncertain proportions upon contact with this dangerous thing called the State."

Baron Pierre de Coubertin, Founder of the Modern Olympics, Paris, July, 1900. From Scriptwriting: A Practical Manual', 2nd edition, by Dwight V. and Joye R. Swain.

That is just what I feel about 'the State', Pierre.

That is what we have to look forward to if  'the State' ever gets its muddy paws all over home education.

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