the view that education is just a student buying a service is short sighted. we all benefit when a citizen is properly educated, and we suffer when many aren't. our public education system is far from perfect, but gutting it won't fix it.
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
This sums it up nicely.
"A Violation of the 10th Amendment"
"The federal role in education is a violation of the 10th amendment of the United States Constitution which states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” Nowhere in the Constitution is the federal government delegated the power to regulate or fund elementary or secondary education.
Department of ED: A Bureaucratic Spending Trough
In the face of stiff opposition, the federal government formed the Department of Education (ED) in 1979. Supporters promised that the ED would have a relatively small budget of only $14.5 billion and less than 100 employees. Today, the ED enjoys a hefty budget of over $32 billion and employs 5,100 people (89.4% of whom were deemed nonessential during the November 1995 government shutdown).1 The education spending rate since the department’s founding has risen three times as fast as non-defense discretionary programs (29.5% versus 7.9%).2
Why Should Congress Abolish the Federal Role in Education?HSLDA | National Center Issues Alert
It's a matter of fact. People are interested in having their children educated and go out to make that interest a reality in the market where people are employed to fill this interest these parents have. Public education doesn't even really change this, but instead provides them a place to get this interest realized where other people pay for the service and the government is in charge of the educational process.the view that education is just a student buying a service is short sighted. we all benefit when a citizen is properly educated, and we suffer when many aren't. our public education system is far from perfect, but gutting it won't fix it.
I'm honestly not interested in fixing a system where the government is in charge of education, sorry. Mutual benefit of the government acting does not warrant anything.