The Fraud and Folly of American Public Education

Nowhere has the administrative state become more burdensome, perverse and ossified than in the realm of public education.  Unlike any other American industry, K-12 education is a state-owned “near-monopoly” that touches the lives of virtually every resident through taxation, services rendered, or both.  Like most of the world’s state-owned-enterprises, America’s K-12 public education system delivers a substandard product at a lavish price.  In response to modest school reform efforts, this monstrosity is demanding even more resources and attempting to destroy the political interests that seek to reform it.  What do the facts tell us?  How is the battle for resources and control evolving?  And what are the implications for the economy, society, and business?  We’ll provide the answers you need. 

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