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May 28

Government school monopoly slowly losing out to charter schools and home schoolers

Steven Greenhut of Reason Magazine is out with an interesting article about the gradual increase of homeschooling and other market responses to government school monopolies. See here.

Greenhut writes that “Supporters of charter schools, homeschooling and other forms of school choice are so used to fighting in the trenches against the state’s muscular teachers unions that they often forget how much progress they’ve made in the last decade or so. Recent events have shown the degree of progress.”

Greenhut describes a recent school district election where trusters of government schooling spent massive amounts to campaign to retain government control of “education.” (Charter school advocates also spent massively.)

The result: advocates of government schooling lost. And trends indicate the future looks bright for education freedom.