Needed: Universal privatization of schools

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    The US spends a lot more than most countries on education, and for paltry results. Years ago, we could "afford" an incompetent government school system, because we had no competition in the world. That world is gone - we compete with a unified europe and increasingly india and the PRC. We can no longer be held back by a failed system.

    The current government school system is a hundred years old and way obsolete. The liberals have turned US schools into madrassas-lite with political indoctrination. They are bloated with administrators. They retain incompetent older teachers because of the seniority system. They are way overpaid. They've failed at their job.

    A universal privatized system would bring the efficiencies of the market to a sector that badly needs it. The fossilized administrative structure would be a thing of the past. Teachers would have to make good or hit the bricks. Excellent teachers might earn far more than they do now. Schools would become accountable to their customers - parents. Students would no longer be guinea pigs for pedagogical gimmicks like "whole language".

    Non-poor parents should pay their own education bills - there's no reason at all why working people should have to subsidize middle class parents in this area with their taxes.
     
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    . . . over education. Nope, never going to happen. Though possibly we can make private education illegal to make sure Righty Extremist Facists and Supposed Christians won't be able to indoctrinate our children.
     
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    Yeah....school is mandatory so make it mandatory to give our money to private corporations.

    Fascists.
     
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    You could always make it not mandatory, the same way it's not mandatory for you to go shop at Wal-Mart.
     
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    I don't shop at Walmart. It's filled with fascist/commies like you.
     
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    Yeah - a lot worse than giving it to arrogant government bureaucrats and incompetent time-serving drones posing as teachers.
     
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    See what I mean?

    Don't like being bossed around when it means doing something or supporting things you don't want to, do ya? :lol:
     
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    Leftwingers can just never get their heads around the idea of profit. The idea that there is a contradiction between profit and education is plain stupid. It is PRECISELY profit which motivates companies to do a good job - they are fired by parents and make no profits if they don't. And look at our current profitless system - THAT'S worked real well, right? Right.
     
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    Other countries have amazing universities and secondary schools and are completely or mostly funded. I think it has more to do with our heavy admin costs than anything.

    Also, we don't have universal curriculum. The money spent on curriculum development by each school district is bonkers.
     

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