From child-directed home schooling through student-directed university courses and on to a self-directed life - freedom is the choice to act and do as you wish as long as it does not infringe on other's similar rights.
"Whenever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to ensure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery." - Benjamin Disraeli, 1874
"The private sector of the economy is, in fact, the voluntary sector; and...the public sector is, in fact, the coercive sector." - Henry Hazlitt
"If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so." - Thomas Jefferson
"It's not an endlessly expanding list of rights - the "right" to education, the "right" to health care, the "right" to food and housing. That's not freedom, that's dependency. Those aren't rights, those are the rations of slavery - hay and a barn for human cattle." - Alexis De Tocqueville (1805-1859)
"We've been thoroughly trained in government institutions where every day for twelve of our most impressionable years we took a loyalty oath before starting our work." - Hal O'Boyle
"Public schools are government-established, politician- and bureaucrat-controlled, fully politicized, taxpayer-supported, authoritarian socialist institutions." - Thomas L. Johnson