Tuesday, February 05, 2008


This article does a good job of diagnosing a major problem affecting public education in the US: incompetent boards of education that let corrupt teachers' unions run the schools. It is not clear though that the answer lies in "nationalising" public education. First of all, there are many things between local school boards and the federal government (what about the states?). Second, there is no reason to think that politicians are less irresponsible and teachers' unions less powerful at the federal level than they are locally.

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