It is a basic American right.
It is a privilege.
I think education is a right and an opportunity. It is your right to learn, but whether you learn anything or not is up to you. Better educated people lead to a better workforce and stronger economy. Education is a privilege I think many kids take for granted. Regardless, we have a right to learn and be educated, to go further I think it's almost a duty that we be educated.
I voted yes because not only is education essential to all individuals in our society, It's also what makes us become more competitive globally.
Also saying that it's only a right from K-12 is being a bit unfair to those who can't really afford to get 2/4 years of college education because financial aid isn't something that is going to be given out to everyone. Like Public Education refering to K-12, there should be a few universities in some districts that are publicly funded to give those who can't afford to pay a fair shot at getting at least 2/4 years of college to pursue their careers.
"The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it comes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group." - Franklin D. Roosevelt
"You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)
Providing education to a child is a duty of the parent.
That is where I stand.
I would give everything I have to completely abolish both Federal and State involvement in childhood education.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
You have a right to educate yourself.
You have a right to seek and/or purchase an education.
You DO NOT have a right to force others to provide an education.