By Daniel J. Mitchell Whenever I’m asked to give an example of a powerful and persuasive visual, I always have an easy answer. The late Andrew Coulson created a very compelling chart showing that huge increases in money and staff for government schools have not led to improvements in educational outcomes. All rational people who look at that image surely will … [Read more...] about Government Schools: More Bureaucracy, Lower Performance, and Higher Costs
Could COVID-19 End the Government Monopoly on Education?
By Daniel J. Mitchell The coronavirus has been horrible news, most obviously because of death and suffering. But the disease has also wreaked havoc with the economy and given politicians an excuse to push counterproductive policies. But if you want to find a silver lining to that dark cloud, the virus may be putting pressure on America’s government school monopoly. For … [Read more...] about Could COVID-19 End the Government Monopoly on Education?
The Battle Isn’t Right vs. Left. It’s Statism vs. Individualism
By Daniel J. Mitchell I’ve written about how totalitarian ideologies such as communism and Nazism have a lot in common. Both subordinate the individual to the state and both give the state power over the economy. And both slaughter millions of people. My buddy from grad school, Matt Kibbe, has a great video on this issue. Needless to say, I agree with Matt’s … [Read more...] about The Battle Isn’t Right vs. Left. It’s Statism vs. Individualism