Friday, February 27, 2009

Follow up

And a follow-up to my last from Will on private vs. public education.

The international evidence shows that private provision of education is often better but never worse than public provision. That there is so little private provision — not just in the U.S., but anywhere – can seem like a puzzle if you happen to think policy will tend to reflect the preferences of a benevolent technocrat. As Carney’s piece below shows, powerful entrenched interests may have a stake in making sure private provision stays crowded out.

Want to know who has an interest in keeping school socialized? Read on.

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