A more uneducated workforce. Not all families would be able to afford to send their kids to school.
Soda machines in every classroom right next to the hershey bars. KFC in the cafeteria. "Today's assembly is brought to you commercial free by Haliburton- your new college alternative."
Sounds like an Orwellian nightmare.
Teachers would actually have to perform to stay employed.
Schools would actually cater to their customers: parents and children.
Achievement would be rewarded, and the better schools would survive.
What a mess
Not many. Privatizing schools would give more choice and it would make schools compete against each other to provide the highest quality education and amenities.
The left, like Obama, hates this idea which is why he was against school vouchers in Washington DC. The school vouchers gave some poor families the chance to send their children to a private school. It was done by a lottery and whoever was picked still had the option to take it or not. It's amazing that Obama wouldn't even support that program. He sends his children to private school.
The reason is, they don't want people to see the other side, how good it really would be to privatize schools. Nope, that's why the government tells you what school you WILL put your child into. You can try home schooling and you can even try to pay the government more money to pick a different school district that you don't live in to send your child...but it's not always approved. That leaves people with the choice of paying for private school which many cannot afford, because they still are required to pay school taxes.
You'd see more efficiency. Isn't it amazing how every year these public schools need more money, yet you never hear about the superintendents taking a pay cut? Just more money is needed to piss away. Inefficient government schools are ruining this country, have done so for decades.
There would be requirements (standards) of the schools. Hell, the public schools now can't meet them. Also, each family (instead of paying the tax) would be given money to choose their school.
Competition would bring down the cost because there would be so many schools to choose from. That's how capitalism works. You don't raise your costs and provide a worse education to people (like the government does).
It might encourage higher standards and the set bar higher, but that's not a negative. It might encourage parents who currently home school their children (approximately 2 million) to enroll their kids in schools that subscribe to the moral and ethical views they hold to, but that's not a negative. In fact, I could only see positives and a greater choice for parents and children in ensuring they get the best education possible.
Because like medicine or like higher education the costs will skyrocket beyond the reach of middle class Americans. We would reach a situation where by 13 you begin paying for the schooling of your unborn children if you are going to afford it.
Currently in acadamia the motivation is education. Making the motivation profits is misguided. And most connies would reject any type of regulation or oversight.
Currently private schools - while expensive, are less so because they are competing against free. Remove that competition and costs will triple in 10 years. And as that cost goes up so does university.
I know conservatives are in a sprint to turn American into a low wage manufacturing nation. It's obvious their utopia denies as many people as possible access to first world standards. Clearly their intention is to get as many people either into jail or into a minimum wage job. The reasons they feel that way are long and complicated.
We have the right to set up free education systems...! We also have the right to set up private schools. I understand this is another right Republicans wish to kill but couldn't Republicans fight their primal urge to destroy for even a moment???
Like everything that has ever been privatized, the cost would increase as much as possible, and services would be cut where they are not profitable
They won't be able to attract big crowds for events, or headliner acts.
So what? What does that have to do with education, that's entertainment. A different business.
While I agree with you I think we should have the money follow the child. This way if the parent does not feel their kid is getting a good education then they can move them.
It also makes the teachers work harder to make sure the kids do good so they do not lose kids and their jobs.