Competition not for human beings?
Free markets work. Competition produces better products and better services. At Americans for Prosperity, we believe that the free market is the best system to drive innovation, create opportunities and produce prosperity for all Americans.
As discussed previously here, one area of government monopoly desperately needs competition. Education.
John Stossel has another excellent commentary on competition improving education in TownHall.com this week.
In his piece, he quotes Ruth Holmes Cameron, the former teacher who brought the law suit challenging Florida’s school choice program that benefited special needs students. She says:
"To say that competition is going to improve education -- it's just not going to work. You know, competition is not for children. It's not for human beings, it's not for public education."
Not for human beings???
“Why not? Would you keep going back to a restaurant that served you a bad meal? Or a barber that gave you a bad haircut? Competition makes everything better. Why would schools be different? In the few places where vouchers have been allowed, like Milwaukee, the kids who used vouchers did better, and those who stayed in the public schools were not left behind.”
As I’ve said before, why should we assume government does it best? Competition is a good thing, not one to be feared. Even in education.