“For elementary and secondary school, means-tested vouchers. Taxpayers fund education for poor children. Otherwise, parents pay.
[For higher education] “End the taxpayer subsidies. To preserve access for poor students, government could offer unsubsidised student loans, outsourcing collection of delinquent payments to the IRS”
This is good to know. As you might know, my 2008 book said precisely this (and this is part of Swarna Bharat Party’s manifesto) – although I’ve allowed for government subsidy of administrative costs of managing college loans. If persuaded upon fully completing Bryan’s book, I might amend to cut off admin cost subsidy, as well.
My 2008 book also preceded James Tooley’s recommendations for the complete and total privatization of all schools.
I know for sure that these recommendations won’t be accepted in the West. But we can make these work in India. Our party is the world’s first to make such policies part of our platform.