Ask “How” Education Money is Spent, not just “How Much”

A new organization is being created to inform people of Mississippi whether their legislators are voting to quote “fully fund education.” In announcing this group, its founders implied that the only measure of whether a legislator supports education is if they vote to fund the current system of public schools, regardless of how the money is actually spent. They seem to be for more spending, even if it doesn’t produce better results.

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Competition Would Improve Education

Competition is the essential element in improving the price and quality of goods and services. It’s a curious thing to me how many business leaders believe this principle until the topic turns to education. For some reason, they treat education as if it were immune to the benefits of competition. They defend the current system rather than embracing an approach that would allow parents to choose schools that best meet their children’s needs.

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