Education belongs to the people, plain and simple. Education, in my opinion, should be available for every individual and payed for by the public as a whole (taxes), because every individual has a right to earn at least a basic education. Every person deserves an education so that the principle of equality of opportunity is maintained and so that every individual, regardless of income, is on a level playing field with his/her peers. Giving education to private companies is a terrible idea. Private companies are motivated by profit, and education is an aspect of society that should be kept away from the realm of profits. Education should be unbiased and truth seeking, and this is best done when it is kept in the hands of the Public. Private education is also allowed to teach non factual information such as religious teachings and other teachings which do not belong in school. Education belongs to the people, not the the corporations. Imagine a school owned by companies...They would be more concerned with training students to become job slaves rather than getting a real well rounded education. Yes, that is what will happen if those super conservative - "lets privatize every school" people got their way. Boo to those guys.