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  • Why Governments Shouldn’t Even Fund Schools

    Why Governments Shouldn’t Even Fund Schools1

    Education reporters frequently make the claim that government ought to fund and operate educational institutions because schooling is a public good. However, since schooling fails both conditions required for a public good to exist, schools should not be publicly operated. Schooling is Not a Public Good According to the economic definition, a public good is

  • Is Schooling a Public Good?

    Is Schooling a Public Good?0

    Critics of the proposed policy to expand private school choice in the United States argue that the government must fund and control schooling since it is a “public good.” This may sound accurate, as we label some schools as “public” and some as “private.” Since we have public schools, schooling must be a public good,


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