Thursday, January 08, 2009

It's Worse Than That

Ross notes the insanity of the educrats' position that parents need to be fully involved in every aspect of their children's education, except the whole 'school choice' thing, in which case they should sit down and shut up.

Like I keep saying, this isn't Dunkirk. The kids whose life chances are being thrown away aren't being sacrificed to buy time so the rest can be evacuated to safety. Parents are being asked to throw their kids' prospects down the drain just because none of our political parties has the bottle to grab some dirty, hippy losers by the scruff of the neck and throw them out on the street.

But it even worse than the original analogy implies. This is a government that constantly rages about price-fixing, cartels and the like, but here we have one of the most critical industries in the country and it's standard practice for them to rig the market to ensure weak players can stay in business. Hell, even if you hate kids on principle, think of the cash wasted keeping five separate schools running at 75% capacity.

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