School Wars – Public Education and Bitter partisan politics

Once again, Walter E. Williams finds a way to articulate an idea with roughly ten thousand times the clarity I or most anyone else could muster.  I’m sure most of you read Walter’s column regularly (what red-blooded, thinking American doesn’t?) but this one deserves special attention.

Government allocation of resources enhances the potential for human conflict, while market allocation reduces it.

True of course, but he explains the how and why of it.  It should be a primer course in every elementary school, but then, it’s a piece favoring a free market in education:

For a public school system, teaching free market principles would be suicide, wouldn’t it?