Sunday, November 18, 2007
"Stupid In America" on 20/20
Warning: Tabloid TV. This 'aint PBS. Yet...
The portrayal of high academic standards and school choice in European nations is sensationalized but makes a few valid arguments. It seems that America is so absorbed with equal education for the masses that we have neglected to provide a rigorous, competitive school system.
Don't get me wrong, compulsory education is in the public interest. But why are students compelled to attend inadequate and ineffective schools?
Students that have the freedom to choose which school will not attend poor schools. Simple market economics. The worst schools in America simply would not exist if we didn't force students to attend them.
How about opening up all public schools to lottery admission? What do you think?