Yes, free market principles should be applied to getting an education, because that would make the education system adjust to the best possible qualities. If someone does not like the public education that they are getting, they should be allowed to choose something else for themselves. Also, insulating higher education from the costs of the education leads to overpayment of instructors and inflated tuition costs.
Free market principles within the education sector would be beneficial to everyone in the long run. It would cut costs severely from the budget and also force people to be responsible for their own destiny. This would in turn create a much healthier learning environment in our society and culture.
Parents should be able to shop for the education they want
for their child, instead of being restricted to an assigned public school. Parents
who are allowed to choose a particular kind of educational experience will be
more committed to it, and thus more supportive of their child’s efforts to
learn. Dissatisfied parents will be able to walk away from schools they don’t
like. That way, bad schools will wither away, and effective schools will
prosper and grow.
Getting an education today is like making an investment. Take care to look at your options before deciding where to go. Spend money wisely while getting an education. The reverse is also true--schools can charge students and parents money for children who fail to get good grades. If a student drops out of high school, perhaps the district can charge parents for taxpayer money spent on them only to see them drop out. Why not get paid for grades? It's a lesson in the real world that has applications long before the age of 18!
Free market principles be applied to getting an education. Free market is a market economy based on supply and demand with little or no government control. There are usually no interference from the government which includes taxes, etc. I think it is important to teach our students as much as we can before they get out of school so that they are prepared for the real world.