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Education "vouchers" solve the fiscal crisis, and also lead to economic recovery?

Simply open up K-12 education to the market place, with government only playing a role by financing the students with a yearly education check of $8000.

*www.usagovernmentspending.com shows American local governments spending $458.3 billion for K-12 education in 2012.
*(Sir Ken Robinson says this education system is a complete failure)
*The new education cost of $8000 education check to 50 million K-12 students is $400 billion per year
*This saves $58.3 billion
*(a $6000 check would save $158.3 billion)
*The yearly education check allows students(and their parents) to choose how, when, where, and what they learn, and also who teaches them
*The yearly education check of $8000 opens up a $400B/year market to entrepreneurs, teachers, and creatives
*($6000 check opens up a $300B/year market to entrepreneurs, teachers, and creatives)

State fiscal crisis solved, federal fiscal crisis solved, and the new education market leads America's economic recovery.

Thoughts everyone?

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  • Jan 12 2013: I agree with you there, Petar. To say that public schools save more money than private ones, including the church schools, is simply false accounting. The costs in K-12 public schools include, beside the buildings, facilities and staff salaries, also carrying the burden of the cost of several layers of area superintendents and local school board, the state education board and the Federal Department of Education. Furthermore, I am hesitant to agree that the students from the modern day K-12 public schools are any better than those in the old times when there weren't much government "supervision" over the private schools with very few or no paid counselors, compliance officers, etc. Also, most of the studies on the students' skill test scores comparing private against public schools involve more non-religious private schools than church operated schools. So that's not an important issue.
    In my opinion, all the intervention and "supervision" in the form of mandate from the state and federal government do not contribute to the useful learning of the students, only add economic expenses for the K-12 education system.

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