I think it would give parents much more options and control over what type of education their kids receive.
Lack of national uniformity
Lack of enforceable minimum education standards.
Lack of standards and uniformity. Lack of centralized locations. What to do if we're in Wyoming and the only school that exists is a 5 hour drive?
The only country I can think of that has only private schools in Pakistan. That hasn't turned out well.
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There are those who say that it would bring segregated schools back again. But I think if we had a voucher system, everyone would choose the best schools regardless of rich or poor. There would be competition based on performance.
What a concept.
Look how great is working for Latin America where the illiteracy rate is significantly higher than in the US as opposed to European and North American countries were education is provided for free.
Let's face it there are way too many people who won't be able to afford it therefore will not send their child to school. Right now the parents are obligated to send them to schools. How can the goverment obligate a mother who has no money to send their kids to school if it is not free? Home school? Also how can an uneducated mother home school their children? It doesn't make sense.
The probable lack of affordable schooling for the impoverished as well as a discrepancy between cheap education and expensive education.
Essentially the poor would receive a limited education because good teachers will go where the money is. It would inadvertently create an educated aristocracy with every advantage over the uneducated serfs.
There are already private school all across America for anyone that wants to put their child in such an environment. There is also home school in America for the same reason. The negatives don't exist in either of these situations because people have already 'chosen' to do this on their own so they have already looked into the possibility of negatives and have already decided that there aren't any.
it would break up the monopoly on indoctrination, pretty soon you would have kids with all different views running around. before long you might even have some schools excelling and others falling behind and without the government there to stop the schools from getting ahead the schools falling behind might close and then further increase the quality of the education.
it would just be terrible.