Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]
Curt Howland <Howland@priss.com> writes:
> For $200, you can get the Robinson Curriculum, a complete K-12 home
> study kit, except math books. Math books are $50 each, new, approx
> one per year depending on student speed and aptitude of course.
> So even at the slowest, full 13 years worth of math books and the rest
> of it, is $850. Total. And you get to resell or reuse the math books.
How do you do that when you have to go to work?
> The public schools in the United States spend MORE THAN $10,000 (TEN
> THOUSAND DOLLARS) per student EACH YEAR, EVERY YEAR, and it's only
> going up.
Why is that so? Just because it is a public school? Why is a public
school by definition so different from a private school? Is there no
way of making a public school more (cost-)efficient?