Joel Turtel's short essay - "America's Public School System: Brutal and Spartan" - was published in 2009.
But it's worth revisiting. He writes, "Where the Spartans stole children from their parents to serve a lifetime in their military, our local governments create laws that let them, in effect, legally kidnap our children to serve twelve years in their education boot camps called public schools. The brutality of the principle is the same."
Bullying and inappropriate entanglements are the barbaric byproducts of this survival-of-the-fittest, God-hating school system. The spirit of Sparta is the spirit of the age.