• Free market is way more officiant than government .

    Look at public school graduates vs private school students. The difference is non avoidable. Public students are retarded as a majority in this country. Take the tax money away from education, stop taxing allow individuals to save the money and choose which competitive school to send their kids to. Relying on Washington to set a one size fits all formula for the country is not only wrong but unconstitutional. Show me the clause allowing the federal government to control education, or anything other than the military for that matter, and it will be at the least tolerable. Taxes are too high individuals are relying too much on government because of it it's trickling down to tier children, creating a lazy non motivated society and work force.

  • Better quality and more efficient

    Give families with children a stipend, say $10,000, to spend on education. They can then go to any private school they want. Schools will compete, and in order for them to be profitable, they must offer great quality and efficiency. This would cut out tremendous waste and allow students to receive a better education. Further, the private schools would still be regulated. Sort of a private/public hybrid.

  • Distracted in school

    Students in public schools get distracted by their friends they pay less attention in class when they do pay attention their knowledge decreases in a big amount and they will be bored in homeschool in private schools the students won't get distracted they will concentrate on the teacher and only on the teacher

  • Privatization promotes Parental Choice

    The debaters that are against privatization appear to be largely missing the point of it. Privatization, at least in the form recently made popular, means that federal dollars for education spending will follow the child, so that if a parent chooses to send their child to a charter school, federal money will go with that child. This allows parents to "vote" with their federal dollars on the quality of the education they want for their children by way of choosing the school their children will attend. If it's a public school, fine, but if it's a charter or private school, then the local public school should take note and remedy its deficiencies to attract more funding. It infuses the current public education system with competition that is currently sorely lacking and empowers parents to - for the first time in a long time - have a say in the quality of their children's education and have their voices heard when it comes to demanding better schools, better teachers and better outcomes. Unfortunately, our current public education system is failing because it's been infiltrated by union power politics. The only way to stop the cycle is to introduce competition into the mix by way of privatization. Power requires results or minions to exist - competition through privatization will lead to better results and empowered parents are no minions.

  • Incentives to Succeed

    Public schools are filled today with students who are forced to be there. With a privatized education, students whose parents pay for education will be more motivated to succeed. This will create a competitive atmosphere. Students who go to school just to get their high school diploma will sadly only give you a minimum wage job in today's age.

    As someone who went to a private Christian school in the South, I can tell you that my school's test scores were much higher than the public schools in the area. People respond to incentives, and if children know that their education is valued by their parents paying for it, they will strive to do their best.

    And as the great philosopher Ron Swanson once said: Capitalism is God's way to determine who is smart, and who is poor.

  • Yes, education should be privatized.

    Education should be a parent’s responsibility, not an economic burden. Parents should also have more freedom to homeschool their children. I believe if we privatized the education system and made enrollment optional, the kids who want an education would be better able to get one. I also feel our national report card would look much more appealing.

  • Over time benefits arise

    Though at first a lot of jobs would be lost from losing public schools, the competition that arises will create better schools. Parents don't have to pay taxes for public schools opening up options for private schools. Private schools will be competitive and as such prices will dwindle. If a married couple does not have kids, they do not have to pay the tax for public schools and can thus spend else where in the economy.

  • Create more competition

    I believe that schools should be privatized because this would create competition within the world of schools. With more competition schools are forced to strive to get the best educators, the best facilities, and the the best extracurricular activities. This can make school a more beneficial environment, and better prepare students for college and the working world. This can also help students who already know what they want to focus on for a career, they can go to a school with the best programs in that area. These schools would also be affordable because instead of paying your taxes to the school in your district, a family could just pay those taxes to the school that they choose to attend.

  • Competition Will Allow For Better Education

    By privatizing schools we will develop a co-evolution of education where schools will need to compete for students and only the ones that provide the best education will prevail. In doing this our country's education will be greatly benefited. As this system will continue you will begin to see higher test scores from students because they will have a better education.

  • Standardized education leaves out a huge gap of students

    There are a number of students regardless of how bright they might be that do not do well in the public standardized school system. It's not laziness, being inattentive, or stubbornness either. Whether they learn differently or can't get the help they need from faculty a large portion of students fail. With a privatized education their needs could be more easily met through teaching methods or faculty support. Look up the numbers.

  • A dangerous idea

    Knowledge should not be a commodity. Everyone needs a basic education, if not we are essentially deferring low income families. Telling people who can't afford school not to go is going to increase poverty and the number of unskilled workers being dumped into the workforce. Education is vital in our society, and it's absurd to ruin the lives of children born into poor families.

  • No because creates inequality

    There is always a rapid inequality between rich and poor. Thus education privatization will only make the scenario worse and in especially developing countries this will be an added advantage only for the executive and businessman to foster their kids. Holistic education will defeat the purpose and material education will gain attention.

  • Education should not be for profit.

    Education is a process that should not be controlled by companies who are obligated to share holders and profits instead of students. Education is a right of all citizens and should not depend on their income. Education can not be reduced to "one-size-fits-all" so called lesson plan software. Those students that do not fit well into a "business model" will suffer.

  • Do not Privatize Education

    Education is important to the health and well being of our children, our families, and our country. Therefore, education needs to be flexibly uniform. With privatization. one school's students may be far ahead of other schools and another school's students may be far behind. There needs to be a single guiding factor or agency to encourage all schools to have a high expectation of excellence from their pupils.

  • No, education should be better funded.

    To ensure that all of the United States citizens get a fair chance at a decent education, we must provide better funding to schools everywhere. Already, the school system dangerously enforces class inequality since the better school systems are generally in areas with more residential homes/wealth. I fear that privatization would only increase the class divide as schools would have no incentive to teach low-income students.

  • Corporate propaganda and degraded social mobility

    Kids having to pay for a good school will institute neo-feudal class segregation. Because of information asymmetry, markets will make things worse, and kids will be taught what their parents want them to be taught, not what they need to be taught. Will also leave most kids in a state of debt slavery for the rest of their lives. Poor quality, expensive to maintain and will result in social stratification.

  • Protect Public Education

    No, education should not be privatized because the end result is the continual lowering of wages for American workers and the elimination of the VOICES of parents, students and teachers over the education of children. When you follow the MONEY and who it is that is backing the privatization movement, you begin to get a clear idea about what "school choice" movement is all about and that it really isn't choice at all, but rather it is corporate entities wanting to pocket public funds at the expense of our public education system.

  • Private means mediocrity.

    We have public schools because as a society we realize the value of an educated population and workforce. Parents desire their children's success, and quality education is critical to that. The public schools give all citizens access to education regardless of the economic ability to pay. Privatization will create tiers of schools catering to the ability of the parents to pay the fees. Just like we have Yugo and Jaguar automobiles, we will have Yugo and Jaguar schools. If we have problems with our public schools, where most of our kids are educated, maybe we should focus on making them better.

  • Beneficial Merit Good

    I've read the arguments for privatizing education and I can't say that I agree with any of them. First of all, public school or not, people will be distracted regardless of the environment they are situated in. Second of all, you're allowed to homeschool your child should you choose to do so. Thirdly, unions can form regardless of whether or not a good is publicly or privately funded. For example, look at Hostess which has just recently gone bankrupt because the unions there kept costs too high.

    What's wrong with privatization is that people may choose not to have their children educated which would be a burden to society. By privatizing education, the richer part of society would be allowed education while the poorer part wouldn`t be able to afford it. Now I`m not socialist but what I`m saying is that receiving at the very least up to a high school education would allow children to experience a taste of a variety of studies and would allow them to better choose what higher level of education if any fits them, thereby becoming more productive in society. Privatization would keep many from doing that!

  • No

    With privatization comes an increased interest in seeing revenue and other forms of monetary reward. It is absolutely senseless to consider all basic human necessities such as education, medical care, police and fire services a form of revenue. I can fall sick, have an accident, suffer injustice at any time of my life. I do not want the people helping me to do it because it boosts their stock options, I want them to do it because it is a right guaranteed to me by the people I put in power. Education, even more so, is not an option. The very best should be given to our children so that they can grow and continue carry our future on their shoulders, and give it to their children, and their children. If someone wants to invest money into private schools, that is their business, but as for free education, it should be owned by the people.

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