The bureaucrats and the bees

In my latest Rebel Media piece I ask why government is teaching kids about sex at all. Instead of debating what's in the state school curriculum, we should be debating state schools. John Stuart Mill said in On Liberty that the government should require parents to educate children, and make sure they could afford to, but should not deliver it because

A general State education is a mere contrivance for moulding people to be exactly like one another: and as the mould in which it casts them is that which pleases the predominant power in the government, whether this be a monarch, a priesthood, an aristocracy, or the majority of the existing generation, in proportion as it is efficient and successful, it establishes a despotism over the mind, leading by natural tendency to one over the body.

How right he was.