Skip to comments.The Future of American Education
Posted on 03/06/2012 1:35:52 PM PST by bthockey
Education, like many other things in America under the current Administration, is in decline. The youth of this country must be competitive with the youth of our major global rivals. That being said, they must be equipped to do that, which means the current education system must be reformed.
In a country where, economically, competition has allowed the best to thrive and the worst to disappear to make America the most prosperous nation in the world, it only makes sense that the same idea would be applied in the education sector as well. The key to success of a society is competition. Personal incentive drives each and every company in the private sector to provide the best product they can to their customers, which provides the consumer with the best product for a reasonable price. In public education, however, that does not exist. There is no competition in public education. In a sector where the youth of our nation is the consumer and a quality education is the product, there is no competition. Thus, it only makes sense that the students of this country do not have the best education possible.
The key to introducing that competition into the education sector is the idea of charter schools. A charter (or voucher) school is a private company that provides education in the most efficient way possible. The state of Indiana spends about $9,000 on each student to go to a public school each year, where students receive less than satisfactory education. A voucher would allocate those same funds ($9,000) to a charter school of the parent/students choice. For example, if a charter school has an enrollment of 10 students, the state would allocate $90,000 to that charter school. ...
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Great proposal. Unfortunately collectivism isn’t interested in promoting excellence, and they’ll fight tooth and nail to keep mediocrity in place. Hordes of ambivalent parents will join them.
Well then we had better pray that Scott Walker succeeds, because unplugging the parasitic unions is going to have to be Job One.