Restoring Parental Responsibility for Education

This article was originally published by The Foundation for Economic Education, 30 South Broadway, Irvington-on-Hudson, NY 10533, in The Freeman, Vol. 46, No. 7, July 1996. by Marshall Fritz I would like all children to enjoy the benefits of schools chosen by their parents. If we learn a lesson from our own history it could be […]

Bold New Vision of the Same Old Thing

Bush’s Education Program Repeats Past Failures by Marshall Fritz  January 30, 2001 Every year, Lucy would convince Charlie Brown that this time she’d let him kick the football. After a bit of cajoling, good ol’ Charlie Brown would try again and “AAARGH!!”, our hero lies flat on his back.   So it is with “education reform.” […]

A Practical Plan: Help Parents Remove Their Children from “Public Schools”

How Might the United States End School-by-Government and Return to Honest Education? Marshall Fritz — December, 2003 I believe the transition to Honest Education will be gradual in that we’ll do it one family at a time for several years, maybe decades. At some point, completely unpredictable, it will become obvious how much Honest Education benefits children and families, […]

Free Enterprise And Free Education

Higher education in the United States, as everyone knows, is a field in which private institutions are engaged in a desperate struggle to hold their own against the competition of the heavily subsidized state run multiversities. In this business, just keeping your head above water is a tough assignment. After all, how long do you […]

REAL EDUCATION

REAL EDUCATION Four Simple Truths for Bringing America’s Schools Back to Reality by Charles Murray Introduction This book calls for a transformation of American education—a transformation not just of means, but of ends. We need to change the way the schools do business. We also need to redefine educational success. My targets are not the usual suspects. I do not […]

What If Public Schools Were Abolished?

By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. April 5, 2008 In American culture, public schools are praised in public and criticized in private, which is roughly the opposite of how we tend to treat large-scale enterprises like Wal-Mart. In public, everyone says that Wal-Mart is awful, filled with shoddy foreign products and exploiting workers. But in private, […]