Here's a short 2 minute pitch by one Dick Morris on school choice issues. The Reason.tv blurb: "Morris argues that past reforms – such as increased spending, changes in curriculum, and standardized testing, have failed because they don't create the sort of competition and innovation that would come with the implementation of robust school choice that is already happening around the country."
Interestingly this man was Bill Clinton's adviser. Apparently Democracts in USA are FINALLY beginning to understand simple things like school choice that Milton Friedman had clearly outlined 50 years ago. It takes decades for politicians to understand simple things since they appear to universally come from the society's MOST incompetent (but power hungry) class.
Of course, in India, our politicians are even more thick-headed than in USA, so we can expect this take another 50 years – unless good quality people join FTI to lead India soon.
Note that I'm not sure whether the American models cited in this talk are based on GENUINE privatisation. Let me make clear that without 100% PRIVATISATION, the idea of school choice simply can't work as intended. The incentives just won't work.
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