Following a theme here lately I wanna get this article off of my stack:
Raleigh, N.C. — Although they won’t be issued until next March, vouchers that will allow hundreds of students from low-income families to attend private schools across North Carolina already have officials at many schools eagerly anticipating an influx of students.
State lawmakers set aside $10 million in the budget for so-called “Opportunity Scholarships” to help pay private school tuition for about 2,500 students, starting in the 2014-15 school year. Legislative leaders said they plan to ratchet the fund up to $50 million a year after that.
For the life of me, I cannot understand how this is not a win/win for both the liberal and the conservative.
On the one had, you have a continued commitment by the state to fund education. On the other hand you let market forces shape the flow of that education.
I firmly believe that the public has a role, a critical role, in funding the education of our youth. However, I see no characteristic of the government that would make it the go-to provider of that education. There is simply nothing that would make government agencies more adept at delivering education than a private sector.