On public schools

John Piper quotes J. Gresham Machen (in 1933!):

The only way in which a state-controlled school can be kept even relatively healthy is through the absolutely free possibility of competition by private schools and church schools; if it once becomes monopolistic, it is the most effective engine of tyranny and intellectual stagnation that has yet been devised.

(J. Gresham Machen: Selected Shorter Writings, 167)

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