August 30th, 2009

Mr. Twister

О, наконец кто-то просёк

The trouble with private schools: This is the hard part about education, whether one supports traditional public schooling, charter schools, or vouchers. Parents want their children to be surrounded by the best students (да нет, не особенно, если можно никакими), and parents with sufficient resources will go to great lengths to make sure that this happens. But poorer students likely benefit from being around better students—provided that there aren't so many poor students to throw a school into a bad school equilbrium. It's very difficult to see how to square those two things.

The above arguments would suggest that rather than enjoy the tax benefits of charities, private schools should pay a higher than normal rate, so as to encourage good students to enroll in public schools, thereby pushing those schools toward the good school equilibrium.
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