We have pondered writing an article about why privatizing public education will never work. However, we do not believe in reinventing the wheel. When we read the following article by the Leading From Behind Blog, we fell in love. This article says exactly what we’ve been thinking, and wanting to say, but more eloquently than we felt we could have.
So, we recommend you read this article for an excellent commentary on why injecting competition and privatization into education will only result in hurting our neediest children.
The Missing Link
So the missing link is the education. If we continue to degrade public education and continue to leave the disadvantaged kids behind, we will never find the missing link. We have to stop trying to destroy public education in an effort to help the education of our kids. Sounds kind of silly as I type it. Destroy our education system in order to help kids get a better education. Free enterprise competition is not the answer. High quality education for all is the answer, and it will be the best investment we could ever hope to make if we want to salvage our free enterprise system.