Thursday, September 27, 2012
School Competition Breeds Success
Let's push Repeal of Triborough Amendment, push Charter Schools & Parent Vouchers for choosing schools. The current government monopoly with teacher union control is unsustainable. Financing with income tax instead of property tax is not the answer, since the same open-checkbook mentality will rule.
We need many elementary schools and high schools in an area including public, private, and parochial schools to compete with each other as there is competition among public and private colleges. At the college level, parents and students have access to loans and Pell grants to allow students to choose competitively where they want to go for education.
Competition promotes Excellence.
Monopolies promote Decay (Remember old AT&T phone monopoly with very little innovation in phone technology for years.........now with phone competition, ie. Apple, Blackberry, AT&T, Verizon, Samsung, we have marvelous new phone technology.
We should stop holding back our children with a monopolistic public school system.....Open up education with vouchers and charter schools.