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.
As 2015 draws to a close, news in Mississippi was dominated by an election, more problems with the controversial Kemper power plant and civil asset forfeiture.
Supporters of school choice in Mississippi have gone from the edge of disaster to what could be an amazing opportunity for serious expansion of educational opportunity.
What will the Legislature do about under performing schools? More of the same?
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.