Monday, April 04, 2011

I agree - public schools will not be fixed by the government

Antonio Buehler explains Why Education Will Not Be Reformed By Government.  I agree.  Government schools have only gotten worse and more and more politicians try to fix them.  Antonio starts with:

There are essentially two camps to the public education debate (I’m ignoring the apathetic and the delusional). There is one side that says the current state of public education is not as good as it can be, that we need to reform it, but only to a degree, and the best way to do that is to pump more money into the system and give more power and control to the state. The other side says that public education is essentially a failure, and we need to radically reform or abolish it. In the first camp is the government and those who control it, the establishment political parties, the teachers unions, the graduate schools of education, and the large education publishing companies, who all have a vested interest in the system as it is currently set up.  In the second camp are the homeschoolers and unschoolers who want the freedom to raise their kids without interference, and those on the political fringes who are opposed to any form of government control over their children and  who do not care to win favor with those in the first camp.  This second camp has no vested interest in the system nor do they want any. 

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