Via Diane Ravitch: “…school systems cannot function as free markets if we want to achieve universal post-secondary readiness. Free markets produce efficiency, not equity for all. Efficiency helps maximize profit, but what about students that aren’t profitable to educate?” Education is like health care: highly idiosyncratic, long-term/cumulative in its effects, notable by its absence, and ultimately, a human right.
OPINION | False choices: The economic argument against market-driven education reform
After experimenting with market-based, competitive education initiatives for 20 years with little statewide education improvement, it’s time Minnesota returns to what works best: proper education investment and supporting our students and teachers.