Our view: Parents need to assert their rights on schools There are all sorts of movements seeking expanded rights in our nation. Gay rights. Gun rights. Women’s rights. But there is no movement on the right of parents to choose the best school for their child. Too many public school districts and individual schools have […]
Good government may be an oxymoron because there’s too much of it. A good place to start whittling is on monopolies and their political enablers.
The main problem with K-12 public school education may not be the lack of funding. It’s more likely the lack of competition. Public schools are government monopolies. Monopolies are protected from competition. They don’t have to innovate to improve to survive. So they don’t.
“It’s insanity to do the same thing over and over and expect different results.” Public education is still a government monopoly. It’s like the US Postal Service. But sadly there’s no affordable FedEx alternative for parents with kids in failing schools. Putting a judge in charge won’t fix that. It could make it worse.