Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]
Rich Johnson <email@example.com> writes:
> On May 2, 2006, at 7:22 AM, Matthias Julius wrote:
>> "Roberto C. Sanchez" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>> If people are concerned about their ability to pay for education
>>> individually, they can form co-ops. Basically, you are subsidizing
>>> other people's kids going to school. Even if it doesn't bother
>>> you, it
>>> bothers me.
>> While co-ops might help somewhat I don't think they are the solution.
>> What does it help when a bunch of poor guys form a co-op? They still
>> would not have funds to send their kids to a private school. Maybe
>> they could hire a teacher. What do you think where the quality of
>> that education goes?
> Do either of you two have any real-world experience with co-ops?
It is very limited. But, while I can imagine how it works for a
housing co-op for example I have difficulties to see how a school
co-op would be much more cost effective than a public school while
still providing good quality education. And I don't necessarily mean
an average US public school. I think wa all agree that there are