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An ongoing discussion about conservatism in New Jersey.
Government Administration of Schools vs Funding of Schools
Derrell Bradford  (June 2, 2010, 8:12 pm)

A good friend of mine runs the Foundation for Educational Choice, formerly the Milton and Rose Friedman foundation. He offers that we should support government financing of education, but not the absolute government administration of education.
Beneath that there is a really important nugget. Real or imagined, our traditional district systems live with this "we must do it all" dogma. And when you try to do everything well, you normally do nothing well.
There remains a place for "government" schools, certainly, and for the government funding of schools. But continuing to give one sector a "monopoly on trying" is blowing up in our faces.