Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]
On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 09:24:39AM -0400, Matthias Julius wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > On Tue, May 02, 2006 at 07:22:30AM -0400, Matthias Julius wrote:
> >> 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?
> > To the bottom. Exactly where education goes when it is funded by tiny
> > municipalities. There will be a few rich communities that pay for rich
> > education, and there will be impoverished ones that provide
> > impoverished or no education. That said, even the rich may not have the
> > insight to distinguish between good education and expensive education.
> > Heaven help the education system when loudmouthed parents take over
> > instead of the most competent.
> I agree with that. To put the burden of funding education on the
> local community is maybe not the best thing to do. I think this
> should be centralized and coordinated at least at state level.
But local funding *is* what you get if it is the rich that
effectively control politics. Why should *their* taxes fund other