DailyDirt: Educations? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Educations!

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The solution to a variety of problems always seems to point to better education. But what do we do when education itself is the problem? There are folks who are trying to shift schools more towards vocational training camps, but some educators still think that the goal of education isn't just to create more employees. Here are just some interesting links on the topic of learning. By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.

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    Ed C., 19 Apr 2011 @ 4:00pm

    The education monoply

    I'd admit that when I was in school, I used to believe in public education, but ever since my state's funding system was found to be unlawful under the state's own constitution, the only solution has been to cut the funding further. Lately, I've seen compelling arguments are a more "free market" system, where schools compete for public funding and/or direct tuition. Schools that fail to make the grade just simply lose funding, and students. Sure, a students can currently use their public tax dollars to attend neighboring districts if the local school is doing badly, but that doesn't help much when those are mostly more of the same. There are private schools too. Most people can't afford the additional expense, however, because their tax dollars were locked into the public system, which of course fought to prevent the current voucher system being extended to private schools. I suppose it's just another classic case of how monopolistic systems originally created for the advancement of society can become coopted by their own self-interest.

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