Getting Nothing For A Whole Lot Of Something, Education vs. Bureaucracy
Investors Business Daily (October 31, 2011)
Public school employment is the highest it has ever been. Student enrollment… unimpressive. Federal spending on education is the highest it has ever been (and as you can see, rising quickly)–up 375%. Reading, math, and science scores… flat.
Contrarian education scholars like McCluskey have insisted for decades that vouchers and other forms of school choice made available to low- and middle-income parents would not only give pupils a way out of the disastrous shortcomings of so many public school systems in the nation, especially in the poorer urban areas, but would force the public schools themselves to improve.