Free Market is Savior of US Education System?

Ron PaulIt is quite astonishing those who dismiss trust in government as gullibility are the very same people who believe so fervently a wholly for-profit system will be altruistic.   

Ron Paul will pen book advocating a free-market approach to education

Fresh off a presidential primary run and retirement from Congress, Ron Paul is hitting the books.

Actually, he’s writing them. The former Texas GOP congressman is turning his libertarian focus to education with a new book that advocates for a free-market approach to schooling and education.

“New School Manifesto” will be published by Grand Central Publishing Sept. 17, just in time for back-to-school season.

ccording to the publisher, the book will be “a focused guide to Dr. Paul’s position, which centers on a strong support for home schooling and free-market principles applied to education. He makes the case for individual freedoms as they pertain to educating our children, and nimbly dissects the most pressing issues that need to be addressed from the libertarian point of view.”

In “New School Manifesto,” Paul compares the education system to the postal service, arguing both would benefit from private sector competition, according to Politico. The libertarian author also examines a variety of education policy proposals, says the news site, and advocates that parents should have more leverage in choosing what schooling system is best for their children.

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3 Comments to “Free Market is Savior of US Education System?”

  1. Amazing! There are so many areas of our lives that the free market does not work and somebody is always willing to insist it does. If you have a ruptured appendix you go to the nearest emergency room, maybe your doctor has you transfered to a nearby hospital at which he has priviledges. In no way can you comparison shop for the best deal. Similarly, you put your children into a school because it has the best indicators of all the ones in a reasonable driving distance. But the actual teacher your child gets may or may not be good for them. His classmates may or may not discriminate against him … the number of variables is unimagineable.

    I don’t know what the “solution” is but a profit-based system (free markets exist to maximize profit, not maximize satisfaction of customers) is not it.

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