The education people at Cato do remarkable work. They put together one of the best charts I’ve ever seen, and they are leading the fight for school choice and against any federal government role in education.
This new video, showing the failure of Bush’s main education initiative, is one example of their great work.
The right approach, of course, is to get the federal government out of the education business completely, and then disband government-imposed school monopolies at the state and local level – as explained in this video.
School choice doesn’t automatically mean every child will be an educational success, but evidence from Sweden, Chile, and the Netherlands shows good results after breaking up state-run education monopolies.
And there’s growing evidence that it also works in the limited cases where it exists in the United States.