Re: OT: Politics [Was:Social Contract]
"Roberto C. Sanchez" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Matthias Julius wrote:
>> "Roberto C. Sanchez" <email@example.com> writes:
>>>The problem is that public schools are very wasteful.
>> Is there no way of improving this? There were examples of public
>> schools brought up in this thread that actually do work.
> Again, the problem is that the lack of a profit motive hampers efficiency.
Is there no other way to create a motive other than money?
>> Do you believe private schools would be a lot cheaper than they are
>> now and still maintaining a high standard?
> Absolutely. I volunteer teach at my church's academy (K-12). They
> charge about $2000/year in tuition becauase they want to stay affordable
> to the working class families in the meighborhood where the church is
> located. They do an absolutely bang-up job. Far better than most
> public schools (and I had an *outstanding* public school experience).
This has nothing to do with a profit oriented, competetive business.
Do you think this could be a wide-spread model based on donations?
> Please go and review Maslow's Hierarchy of Need. Basically, you need
> food, clothes, shelter and physical security (e.g., survival) to live.
> Everything else is a bonus.
I would add education to that. While it is not required for the
functioning of the human body it is essential to be part of our