Minister Sitta has announced a crackdown on unregistered schools. She says that it is illegal for an unregistered school to teach students. It should not be, and it probaly is so only in her mind. There is a fundamental law that says that it is up to parents to choose where to educate their children. Mrs. Sitta can say that qualifications obtained from an unregistered school will not be recognized by government, but that should be all. We do not like this kind of communism where government tries to lord it over us in every sphere of life. When will Mrs. Sitta, and others like her, recover from our failed socialist experiment? When will she wake up to the fact that decisions about where to educate children are made by parents and not by her? We can educate our kids at home if we so wish. We thank God for the gift of many school owners. Imagine what would happen if we all had to rely on Mama Sitta's few (and often lousy) schools! Many people have spent huge amounts of time and resources trying to register their schools. This, like all bureaucratic undertakings in Tanzania, is enormously difficult. While they await Mama Sitta and others to respond to their applications, they ought to be able to continue to provide education to our children. It is my prayer that some fully awake parent or education provider will take a restraining order on this wild mini-star. She should be restrained from exercising authority over private schools, for she infact does not have such authority.