Education is one of the most critical issues today. However, we need to start viewing the field of education different than we have in the past. We need to start viewing it as a marketplace where parents choose the education they want for their children. A free market breeds competition and competition breeds new, vibrant competitive ideas. These ideas and improvements will lift our children through better, more personalized education. Best of all, the quality of education they receive won’t have anything to do with their zip code.
Competition will also increase teacher pay as quality teachers are increasingly in demand and rewarded for their skills.
A level playing field between private, charter and public schools is a must for optimal competition. The tax dollars that follow every child need to be observed as to how they are being allocated.