Ten Good Reasons for Free Market Schooling

Marshall Fritz  •  June 7, 2005   Free Market Schooling means educational services are offered without compulsion or subsidy by any level of government. This means repealing the compulsion of financing, attendance, content, and state regulation of teachers and institutions that are central to today’s “public schooling.” Free Market Schooling requires the separation of school and state so that […]

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.” […]

Public Education: Who Is It For?

By Jordan Reel Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business Loyola University New Orleans 6363 St. Charles Avenue New Orleans, LA 70118 jtreel@loyno.edujtreel@loyno.edu and Walter E. Block, Ph.D. Harold E. Wirth Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair and Professor of Economics Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business Loyola University New Orleans 6363 St. Charles Avenue, Box […]

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, […]