Which Idea Advocates The Elimination Of The Education Monopoly Held By The Public Sector And Teachers’ Unions?

School vouchers
Government subsidization
Private schooling
Education disparity credits

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  1. harwarda says:

    I hope this is not a multiple choice question. If it is, it’s an invalid question.
    The point of school vouchers is to give families money to send their children to private schools. Therefore, the “solution” involves both school vouchers and private schooling.
    Here’s the problem with that solution:
    1. Existing private schools don’t have the capacity to handle more students. If parents had money, a lot of fly-by-night private schools would spring up to take advantage of it.
    2. The problem is not with the public schools. Test scores correlate to the socioeconomic status of the family. Private schools have kids from rich families (who prepared them for school and support them while in school), therefore higher test scores. Poor kids aren’t going to suddenly score higher on the tests just because they go to a private school. Middle class kids in public schools in the U.S. always score as well or better than other students (private school and students in other countries) on standardized tests. The problem is the poverty rate; not the schools.
    3. In most communities, going to a private school would mean the parents would have to provide transportation. Poor people often have no cars and have work schedules that make that unmanageable.

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