Economics over education.(COMMENTARY)
Byline: J.T. Young, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Last Thursday, the Supreme Court favorably decided a case so fundamentally about freedom that its very adjudication was hard to believe.
It involved an experimental Cleveland program offering low-income children scholarships to attend either public or private schools. Your education, your choice - what could be more straightforward? Yet it was not just opposed, but vehemently so, by the public education industry. This opposition raises two questions: Why is the public education industry so opposed to this particular experiment and why are they so generally liberal?
The answer to both questions has more to do with economics than education.
Begun in 1996 because of unrelenting mismanagement in Cleveland's …
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Publication information: Article title: Economics over education.(COMMENTARY). Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: July 4, 2002. Page number: A17. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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