I forgot about Joanna, she's speaking to my heart on school choice issues. And she's trying to do something about it. 50 years after Milton Friedman first proposed vouchers, who are these people defending the status quo? I mean besides the douche bag politicians, who are the special interests behind them? Is the teacher's union responsible? Joanna, somebody, tell me who's responsible, and show me some of their pictures.
Here she shows the typical arguments against school choice, but it seems to me most of us are apathetic and don't even bother to consider the arguments. This leaves policy to be dominated by special interests. A la public choice, I assume union members get the concentrated benefits, in the form of higher salaries, job security, light teaching loads, etc., while the rest of us suffer the dispersed costs of poor education.
Addendum: So I met one of those advocates of the other side at church today. Her name is Amy, and she is also the wife of our rector, Father Lane Davenport. Anybody know how to delete a post? OK, taking to heart Sam's very nice sermon on fear, I'll leave this up for now. Amy, if you find this, please join in the debate. It sounds like you know of what you speak.