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Teachers: The Unsung Heroes of School Choice

Paulus Textor Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 2:12 PM
As a libertarian, I don't support "school choice," unless by that you mean complete separation of school and state. In other words, leave education completely to the free market. Many well-meaning people think that having the government fund various types of quasi-private schools amounts to "school choice." The most popular of these ideas is the "School Voucher," in which the government pays a private school. Although this approach may, for a short time, give an illusory type of "choice," in the long run, it will be used to bring ALL schools--public AND private--under the thumb of the government.
MoreFreedom Wrote: Jan 29, 2013 11:01 PM
While I agree that vouchers would lead to government control of schools using them, eliminating the government school monopoly would put some competition back into the market and produce better educations to attract students. With better results from less government control of education, people might get the idea that even less government would be even better.

School choice is a hot topic in education today. Whether headlines point to students excelling in public charter schools or in innovative virtual schools, students and teachers are taking advantage of the options and flexibility provided by new school choice policies being introduced around the nation.

The fact is every educational setting is a choice. Public schools, public charter schools, private and parochial schools, and virtual schools – these are all choices in action. As we adapt to a dramatically changing profession in the 21st-century, teachers across the country are embracing these new teaching environments, with tens of thousands of teachers...