Conservatives keep wanting to “privatize” everything so businesses can make a lot of money by providing services that governments have been doing. The experience has been that “privatized” services end up costing more and providing worse service. Also, governments are accountable to voters, but businesses are not accountable.
This is true in our nation’s educational system too. Vouchers and “charter schools” are vigorously promoted not only because they support capitalism instead of democracy, but also because they allow religious schools to grab taxpayers’ money without having to be fair to the students. Some of these privately owned schools skim off the top and refuse to accept students with disabilities or students who are not yet proficient in English. Some exclude LGBTQ students or students of the “wrong” religion or of no religion.
Research has proven that vouchers and “charter schools” do NOT produce better educational results.
Now new research is showing again that they rip off taxpayers and scam the government:
And another article shows taxpayers have been ripped off for perhaps as much as $1 BILLION.