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The Education Blob

TonyXL Wrote: Jul 04, 2012 1:19 PM
We cannot fathom the innovation that would explode if public schooling were to end. Just look the smartphone hardware (not service) market. There is no regulation. So there is tight competition. There are many handsets to choose from, varying in price from $0 to $300. A better iPhone comes out every year, at the same price as the last model with tons of new features.
Since progressives want government to run health care, let's look at what government management did to K-12 education. While most every other service in life has gotten better and cheaper, American education remains stagnant.

Spending has tripled! Why no improvement? Because K-12 education is a virtual government monopoly -- and monopolies don't improve.

In every other sector of the economy, market competition forces providers to improve constantly. It's why most things get better -- often cheaper, too (except when government interferes, as in health care).

Politicians claim that education and health care are different -- too important to leave to market...