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    • Private or Public School?
      • How did the government get so involved in education to begin with?
      • It wasn't always this way. The United States was founded, formed, and grew to international prominence and prestige without compulsory schooling and with virtually no government involvement...  
      • Why shouldn't the government be involved in education?
      • The Short answer: Government schooling stands in direct opposition to the liberty this country was founded on. It fosters unquestioning obedience, acceptance of authority, herd mentality, and dependency...   
      • Doesn't the government have a direct interest in an educated populace?
      • Yes, the government does have a direct interest in an educated populace — one that is educated just enough and in ways that will perpetuate the goals and existence of the government...  
      • Can't we just reform public schools? I know a lot of good teachers.  
      • Let's start with the teachers, then we'll address reform. There are lots of great teachers out there, all too many of them trapped in a system that prevents them from fulfilling their potential and their dreams. They're bogged down...  
      • How would people pay for private schooling? What about vouchers?  
      • Here are some of the ways people would pay: Most people are more able to pay for education than they think. Parents would set priorities and plan for schooling just as they do for a home or a car...  
      • What about the poor? What about irresponsible parents?
      • Before we venture into this very important question, consider this: government schools already fail the poor in some of the most spectacular ways — illiteracy, dangerous schools, the worst teachers, low expectations, and...  
      • What about special needs students? As with the question about the poor, we must consider that a large portion of special education students are being badly served in public schools... Many special education students don't belong in the classes they've been assigned to...  
      • What about tolerance and diversity?
      • The ultimate irony may be that today's educators cry tolerance and diversity when public schools were originally instituted to wipe these things out, to make one homogenous, think-alike (even if they couldn't make them look alike) herd of citizens. School founders objected to...  
      • Who will keep the private schools accountable?
      • Parents. When parents pay for the schooling, they have a direct stake in the results. If they aren't getting their money's worth, they can take their kids out and choose from the many other options available — another school, home schooling, a mix, tutors...  
      • Attendance?
      • Private School?
      • School Choice?
      • Cyber School?
      • Charter Schools?
      • Home school?