3rd March 2012
The myth that parents don’t want to send their children to school
There are MANY cases of so-called "educated" people who claim that parents are so stupid they don't care for their children. Hence there must be compulsory education, and if a parent doesn't educate his/her child, the parent must be penalised.
Such people – who often don't have their own children – simply don't understand human nature.
Indian parents are showing such half-"educated" people the truth.
in Patna, 65% of children go to private unaided schools while 34% attend government schools. The trend spans many states and is seen strengthening every year. Observers said private schools are perceived as providers of high-quality education, driving more parents away from government schools. [Source]
The government should REGULATE schools and fund PARENTS, never manage ANY school. It is not possible for any number of bureaucrats to manage ANYTHING, leave alone the extremely subtle and challenging task of managing a school.
As indicated in BFN, the solution is 100 per cent privatisation of all schools, and implementing school vouchers.
Also see this article: Milton & Rose Friedman's Legacy of School Reform