Monday, January 03, 2005

Is Privitization of Public Schools the Answer?

Interesting article in the LA Times today.


From "leading the nation [California] and the world with a model of a world-class education for everyone," the former Harvard law professor said, the state has settled for "something like 'better than Mississippi.'

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I think there is a big difference between taking a law school private to privitization across the board for public education. A law school, by definition, works to educate those of whom are already educated. Given the glut of overpaid attorneys, it seems as though, these are the people least likely to be in need of public support asside, perhaps, from their equivalents in Medical Schools and Graduate Business Programs. Perhaps it is time for them to step up and pay the full cost of their educations rather than be subsidized by the masses. However, it would be a mistake to think that privitization of education across the board is a solution to the ills of our systems. The problems are much more complex than simple market economies can solve.

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