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Outstanding better schools are happening blocks and now he definitely gotten -- to wait for me up from the rest of these.
You -- the parents the education -- strikes back.
It's this giant ball look immovable -- the -- that PTA and school board you're rich.
Try to make it change in the collapses we don't do that we after requisite in downtown deputy director -- have to say this is OK it's great.
Now the -- we'll close this successful school.
Please don't close down our schools and the blood grows.
As the number of students increased 96%.
Administrative staff increased 700%.
They -- the club wants more but there is good news when these protesters -- taxpayers save millions.
And some kids to learn English teacher and have fun play the blob -- the kid.
That's our show.
How -- have managed to escape most of the constraints of the education blob and some of them do a much better job teacher.
Give us the worst school anywhere in America and we'll take it and will what will outperform.
The other schools in five years these are hard workers here.
The kids and American Indian schools now have some of the highest scores in California.
You could do that in the same amount the state gives every school.
We get less.
It stroked the students at the American Indian charter schools in California excel.
Even though the government spends less on them.
-- -- But the founder of the schools didn't follow all the -- -- so last month the Oakland school board said it would vote on whether to close a school.
Parents and students begged them not to.
Please don't closed down our school ever able to me turned to gold I never thought possible is good here -- mean -- and I love this school so much.
It ever since I can't -- -- -- went even more than my aunts and other open public school pocono expand.
To -- Simmons is also in loan what do people want to close nice new school the best who.
So they testified -- local school board then voted.
To close the schools.
You guys are gonna lose the students because we're not gonna.
You can have me -- 10% of these kids getting into decent schools in Oakland.
But the rest of us are gonna get dumped into crappy schools my son has been through your system -- your school to public schools.
I have been through that OK and they are not quality.
Otherwise my son would be -- my -- dealt with me.
And with teacher that the only recommendation -- was that he could Hitler he.
The US to -- school.
Student he's learning he's focused disciplined and now -- -- -- -- to -- for me up from the rest of these students and parents we.
Our children are gonna -- Sadly most will probably have to go to Oakland's government run schools which are not as good.
We asked members of the Oakland school board to come on this show explain why they voted to close those great schools they -- now.
But bench -- said yes he created the model for those schools.
And those people don't -- Q and some of it I understand because you're fully yourself you're obnoxious your harder work -- Yes and I -- OK and then.
You know that was a bad start and then.
You who took some money from the school -- you.
Might have even made.
I acknowledge that EU for less money did a better job educating them.
But some of the money went porous.
I was paid a salary I donated it back to the school to use to pay for kids to go to college and I take SAT.
I also use money to buy space for our students someone had to step up.
And get space we had 34 kids when I started today we have 12100.
What is really about it's about the money were taken twenty million dollars a year from WSV they want the money -- that's the Oakland school board Oakland school board wants the twenty million back.
If they clothes are scored but forty million is less per kid than they were spending on their own schools.
No no that's what they're gonna get we get about ten million Weis said they would get twenty million at the -- close our school and they get these 12100 kids back.
So -- yes -- they would get more money because the charter schools get less we get less so we have no space for our kids so someone had to step forward.
I bought a space.
I own this space can you imagine American Indian who buys property and -- -- -- it.
-- you call this.
This these schools are called American Indian charter schools because you're in the end -- -- American Indian and I want.
It's not schools for Indians is no that's -- -- the -- And -- -- guess that I'm not breaking the law based yeah.
-- you say the Oakland bureaucrats just want the money and they will get more money as they close charters because the state pays more to their lousy schools.
But there's more to it than that you will.
I'm sure broke some of their rule -- you did rent some property -- hired your wife paid your money.
You say the save money maybe it's true but -- break in the bureaucracies role.
Yes that's very interesting my wife was paid her company which manage other schools finances she charged a 150000 dollars for three schools.
Now they're paying almost 300000 dollars yes -- harder.
Surely did say the school 150000 dollars you charge too high rent to pay to tear.
Company I charged a dollar and nine cents a square foot.
Rental space in the city for a school is two dollars to 250 square foot they ignore that.
The problem the whole thing is here -- if I broke all these rules that they say idea.
They say -- they say our school cheats they say I steal money it's been going on for twelve years I'm not a rested.
Why didn't never -- me and keep the skull open.
And -- -- in jail but say the school and your results are phenomenal US news and world report says.
You're schools are number one in Oakland this month the Washington Post said American it is number one on the list of most challenging high schools in America.
Yes with the best and I have a big ego they say.
-- but the reason where the best is our students and teachers work hard.
100% of your high school seniors in the last three years were excepted -- four year college.
And most of them graduated in the three years.
At that last public hearing this.
Before and they voted here's what some school board members said.
Because this school has high test scores.
You're asking me to turn my head the other way when there has been a violation of the public trust they have not provided the evidence that -- asked for.
And they stole money.
So this stealing stuff you say arrest may well.
They work slowly and government they -- how many of that teen years later on this is part of the propaganda.
I -- -- anything to fight it and if I did steal money he probably broke some of their -- I hope I did.
If I did steal anything.
Don't close to school here's 12100 students.
Don't punish the students one thing I do you know I know education and I know real estate.
Had kids who want to get an education and we didn't have enough space.
I took the bull by the horns I went out and I got space for our kids and the people criticizing you the Oakland school board.
There are millions in debt they can't manage themselves they had to get a hundred million dollar emergency bailout from the state yours back.
American -- has never taken out a law.
We have money in the bank as a matter of fact when they -- our school the state cut off -- funding and we're still functioning with no money from the state.
If you want to help us go to save schools.
Save -- schools dot com.
We are running a school -- no money from the state right now preschools.
Three schools it's not absolutely.
Certain that the schools will be close you.
Your your out of the school now but your successors will appeal.
Maybe there's hope yet you can appeal we're appealing to that they are appealing to that Alameda County board of education.
And -- hopefully they will look at the evidence we'll see but it's interesting anybody wants to see evidence.
We had twelve years of audits.
Never found any ruled it was broken any money that was -- the school district did not do an audit.
They totally ignored their auditors from the state list.
-- anybody can -- in these numbers but the best evidence is that you were kids succeed.
You would think that would be the measure.
No there's more money -- be in a failing school system you have to close us down.
-- -- -- woo woo -- we are doing our job for half the money educating -- I have to worry it's -- you get 6000 some for student the district gets -- -- but when they get all the money to federal money to special education they get about 141000.
Facts -- -- -- stay with us the audience we'll have a chance to question you later.
Now that the blob is -- you it's hungry for more months to swallow the people who take care kids outside of school -- And it wants more money spent on their salaries -- hiring even home.
Some of the State's school systems already employ more bureaucrats.
Is you words date one of -- Which state is worse.
-- When hundreds of union teachers showed up outside my office to yell at me they said.
Teachers need more money tickets were valued and paid like lawyers or business executives resulted -- better.
And many people believe that the blob always complains that we don't spend enough on education.
But the Bob doesn't tell you is that we hang up.
We've tripled per student spending since I was in college the Blue Line on the chart tripled.
But students' achievement in math reading and science they didn't improve.
How can that be what happened all that money.
Well Neil McCloskey studies that at the Cato institute's center for education freedom so whatever and all of -- to help.
Went to a lot of things.
The biggest thing -- it's gone to -- huge staffing increases have more teachers.
That part of it's more teachers.
Even more is more administrators more teachers aides.
And I should also say a lot of that's gone into a lot of buildings a lot of unnecessary programs -- offices and other things but.
Just huge -- across the board.
And we talk about bureaucratic bloat I I I think your comparison is interesting about.
The ratio of teachers -- a nun teachers and schools when they spent much more money to hire a lot of teachers -- they hired more administrative.
A lot of it's just that people and public education loved to hire a lot more people.
And and look at some of these numbers since 1950 the number public school students grow by about 96%.
The number of teachers.
-- by 250%.
A big increase.
But that's dwarfed by the increase in administrators.
And other non teaching staff.
-- -- by an amazing 700%.
When you have a government monopoly it works from the people employed by the system and in particular.
The teachers -- administrators association of people -- those what's best for them.
Getting even more people paying dues is growing the power of those unions.
And administrators associations but I assume all these people they want to help the kids they're not evil.
Yeah I think for the most part people are at least generally well -- -- sure sure I'd like to help people.
But the reality it's also that all people aren't self interest it.
And like me you know I want to good job but it really helps if people don't just give me whatever amount of money ask for.
And if they hold me account in the free market that's automatically -- expect exactly I can't get a job at a company and be like well just pay me whatever I want him please don't tell me whether I'm doing a good job or not.
But when you have a government monopoly who has the most political power if the people employed by the system because that's their livelihood at stake for the most motivated -- involved and so what do they do they use that power to say.
Give us lots -- money and please don't hold -- accountable.
And the school -- is quite happy to have more assistant principals associate principal secretaries.
Social workers that's where a lot of this non teaching load comes -- Right and you can understand why but the public might like that intuitively think well we spend more on something -- education's good.
We get more of it or better.
They don't realize that this is a government monopoly and all the incentives are for those people to lobby and say.
Don't make us do better and please pay us more they don't realize they're not in a free market.
In some states are worse than others here's a map of the 21 states that have more administrators -- teachers Ohio apparently is the worst.
Actually originally Virginia -- what's the worst.
-- win this was published the state complain.
They they said they had -- reported their own dated that the Department of Education.
Which I assume they then concluded.
We need more administrators so we get these numbers right.
And according to the new numbers they're no longer the worst of the fourteenth worst and now it's Ohio.
You that the taxpayers don't know what you probably don't know that that America now spends about 141000.
Dollars per student.
-- do the math twenty students thirty students in a class that's almost half a million dollars think what you could do with that money but.
Parents don't know and parents don't get the bill that's the -- so if if you go on by -- service somewhere so you wanna send a package through FedEx you're presented with the cost of doing that.
In public's going the most you'll see is you might see your property tax bill.
And even that you've diffuse that costs through a lot to people who don't have children.
-- there's also sales taxes are part of the so you don't know the price of all the things -- demanding that sound good and then the worst part is ultimately even the good sounding things.
Don't produce good results.
Thank you -- McCloskey of the invaluable Cato Institute next.
Remember the big union protests in Wisconsin.
These people are part of the blob most were members of the teachers here.
They lost this fight.
Two years later we can see the results so what are they.
In Wisconsin two years ago Governor Walker resisted the demands of those protesters and eventually one of the polls.
Won the right to negotiate -- union contracts without collective bargaining over things like health insurance.
He took away the union's ability to force teachers to -- do so.
What's happened since good things says Kyle Olson he runs the education action group which is followed what's been happening in Wisconsin so what's happened.
Well we've seen choice expand we've seen competition expand.
But we've seen union membership dropped dramatically.
The teachers unions have lost 30% of their members other public sector unions have lost 60% of their members.
And so what's -- thing is when you actually give teachers -- give public employees a choice they opt out.
They had the -- in the same way I had the joy in my stupid union here in New York before it came to fox when I worked for ABC.
Mandatory union membership -- it's a union shop everybody has to join now it's the individual teacher's choice that's right so they cannot -- found it it was compulsory membership and so basically either paid the dues.
Or you paid a percentage of the dues for them to still negotiate on -- on your behalf what happened is when people when.
Teachers said do -- want to continue taking that out of my paycheck.
Do I want to continue funding that organization that doesn't you know represented my personal views.
Many teachers said no well so now it's unfair to the union discuss some will just free load off.
One to -- -- -- -- what they should do is they should tell those those teachers well then go out and negotiate your own compensation.
And we've talked to a lot of teachers that would say please please let me do that I -- want to see what I can do.
Is I can.
You know basically defend the positive impact and I'm having on student learning.
And what they would do is they would receive the compensation that they deserve for the positive.
Job that they're doing.
The part of the Wisconsin flap that got the most publicity is the fight over collective bargaining.
So the teachers didn't totally lose their right to bargain collectively they can still bargain over pay.
Correct but they lost the right to bargain over things like health insurance correct and that's saved.
Huge amounts of money.
How hundreds of millions of dollars instead of taking months or even years to negotiate a contract their districts that are literally taking fifteen minutes to negotiate a contract.
But then secondly the board can actually act as a manager and they can say what's in the best interest of our employees what's in the best interest of our children -- school district.
And go out and shop -- bids get bids for health insurance and drive down the -- they didn't shop for bids before.
No because what would happen is they would negotiate the actual provider at the bargaining table.
And conveniently that the teachers union had its own health insurance entity called WE -- trust.
Which you know had a very cozy relationship yeah this is hard to believe so the union it's really had to deal with a union company.
With an insurance company they founded.
Correct and -- surprise it turned out this company was expense that's right.
What a surprise once.
Walker's reforms injecting competition into the situation.
Rates dropped there were districts that literally saw a 50% drop in their health insurance rates.
Simply because there was competition.
Some ways it's the beauty of competition.
It shows I'm glad you plug it shows how clueless the media word and we usually are.
In that we didn't know what to look for help that different health insurance -- We didn't think that would be an issue right but what example that a family plan in two years dropped as health costs went up from.
17100 dollars to.
15100 dollars 200 dollars cheaper that's right and so you know we hear about Obama care and we hear about her own personal rates going up.
But right after the law took effect at school year or 62%.
Of districts saw a decrease in the rates.
This school Appleton school district kept the same insurance company the security of your other company but now they head competition so they still save three million -- that's right and that's probably the perfect point is that here you've got the they didn't switch companies they stayed with the teacher's union preferred company.
But because the teachers you preferred company had competition suddenly they drop -- rates.
The other thing that changed.
Without -- video of collective bargaining is they used to have to bargain over the rules.
It's the work rules and hence these are big rule books correct that -- that the -- used to -- have rules about the room temperature.
In the paint color in the teacher's -- restaurant there were contracts that said what color that to teachers yet teachers' lounge had to be.
They actually have ranges in the contract of the room temperature for classrooms mean -- are the sorts of things.
That they would negotiate over and they would negotiate for weeks and months over these sorts of things.
I mean to me it it shows this is.
This is how the system was set up for adults.
And not for children -- -- when they every my unionized adults for unionized adults when they're fighting over -- -- the paint color.
Or the room temperature.
The UDD adults are running the show and the children are coming second thank you Kyle -- -- The blob loss at Wisconsin blah -- never gives up.
And now -- union activists in Minnesota.
Won a force daycare workers to -- unions.
The union spokesman says it'll be good for children and day care work.
We be united to improve the quality and child care.
To increase the access for working parents and to lift our profession.
The profession it sounds good but holly Saville says it's not.
You have a daycare center in Minnesota that you've run for eight years don't you want to lift the profession.
I believe that we already lifted the -- profession and -- -- license Stanley childcare provider in my home.
I own my own business I -- independence self employed business owner and they say you and everybody else.
That's essentially what they're doing -- trying to force us to unionize and they say that it's union memberships -- voluntary but union representation is not -- -- -- the -- asked me.
And our legislators.
-- -- Minnesota's governor your governor Mark Dayton -- unionization and he issued an executive order to make this happened saying.
I'm sympathetic to those who think a union as it's been proven in other fields.
Will lead to better wages better working conditions and better benefits.
Well -- wanna turn that down well actually we tend to be.
We beat beat him we sued him and successfully won the judge ordered that he did not have the authority.
To judge -- they -- not yes it now.
-- legislature has yet.
They may do what I'm sure they get contributions from unions and they -- it.
Yes they have the authority to create laws that follow the constitution but we set our own wages our own hours our own vacation.
Vacation days our policies if we think we are underpaid it's our jobs as business owners to raise our rates.
There's nothing that the union can offer us that we don't cannot already do ourselves.
Union -- -- about 300 bucks a year.
You wouldn't have to joined that rule would only applied to -- care providers who take poor students who get vouchers from the state though.
Maybe that doesn't play you think.
But you don't have to take about your kids.
-- you John but then you learn it limiting access to high quality care for children who need it the miles.
-- they take four million the union to take four million dollars a year from Minnesota.
Low income families to pay for the unions.
And an eight states that's the role they have persuaded.
Daycare work yet actually was.
Fifteen and a bunch of them kicked the unions out because they realized that the unions were not fulfilling their promises that they -- costing them providers.
In the states money and they -- fulfilling anything that they promised.
We asked the unions.
Lawyer did talk to us he agreed but then the union called them and told -- don't talk to that fossil show.
We lost him but we'll keep an eye on what's happening in Minnesota -- -- you holly Seville.
Who will decide what to teach your kids.
We debate that.
Who'll decide what your kids should learn in public schools right now every state has different rules.
Some let individual schools decide what's talk.
There's some advantage of that it allows -- thousand experiment so we could see what works best when school couldn't change what it teaches to meet local needs.
But now there's a movement to standardize.
What's -- and politicians in most states have signed on their creating something called.
Common core standards.
The same goals for math and English the same tests and maybe that's a good thing with one national tests -- know -- Kids in one state do better than another.
But Lindsey Burke of The Heritage Foundation says common core is up power grab by the offense another form of the education -- striking back.
Taking more control for itself.
But now it's not -- Kathleen Porter -- of the Fordham institute forum helped get states to a green uniform standards.
So Kathleen why.
Make everything was Sanderson a good to experiment.
So first of all state standards are not new.
Even before common core every state had standards -- different standard she'd had a fifty laboratories of experimentation absolutely.
Although we all agree that states have the right to set their own standards and this was actually not a federal government initiative.
A group of governors and states not being rammed down the states are not being -- honesty it's -- there is one competitive grant program.
Where -- they were enticed into adopting college and career ready standards.
Which is horrible let's break that what is it time we'll -- -- reviewed it.
The states voluntarily chose this common core you know Airways one competitive grant program but it was four point 35 billion dollars.
The non trivial amount of money this -- race to the -- race for the top especially at a time when states were pretty -- strapped that's a pretty big care what you had to say yes we agree to common core to you than you are prioritized.
And winning their cramped if you agreed to adopt common core and now.
We have waivers from No Child Left Behind which -- conditions and large part upon adoption of common course standards Texas Virginia and Nebraska Minnesota Alaska rejected common -- did they get -- at the top money.
No pigeon who suddenly aware I'm the main race -- -- money first and also there actually is a different he can't get it if you don't apply for a well maybe they knew they wouldn't get it because they didn't.
Kiss your -- I hit it.
Also it's fair to say that they're caught -- was not a requirement for the race in the top program -- let me push -- you.
We support choice and charter schools how can a parent compare state by state unless there's a standardized.
Tests standardized curriculum.
How would you know we already have a lot of ways for parents to compare states produce criterion reference had so what's a parent know how well their -- -- mastering curriculum that we have all of this information.
If there is a lack of transparency.
That's another issue that does not merit nationalized in the content.
That is taught in every local school across the country which is what concorde that you -- nationalism.
With such as sneer and what's wrong with -- and her husband.
Common core it sounds good -- together -- it's hard for me come up with one example of when centralization has ever worked.
And this this centralization.
On a grand scale we have seen fifty years -- federal intervention and education utterly failed to improve educational outcomes I have no reason to believe that further centralizing it will improve outcomes Kathleen good point.
This was not the federal government mandating standards it it just.
Wasn't the fact that so many states -- -- Jordan was actually surprised a lot of people ourselves included -- well let's look at what they signed on to the.
This suggested reading list in the common core standards you find EPA -- it's.
Presidential documents like this -- executive order.
Strengthening federal environmental energy transportation management.
They have you know this is exciting reading in school.
The head of each agency -- improve energy efficiency reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
But it sounds like marching the defense lawyer you know the good news about the reading list that some states have opted to do a different reading lists of Massachusetts for example had a fantastic reading list.
And when they adopted the common core state standards they appended their own reading list -- -- Showing that indeed -- could actually do their own thing in our -- -- they'll have their good one in this to broker recommended reading list it's kind of show him.
Recommended six have to adopt a 100% -- -- and standard spots they get a 15%.
So they can choose stabbed 15% of what whatever additional curriculum standards they would like sat on -- standards that only bureaucrat could love and right.
So if you have any doubt it's where common -- is leading.
It is goodbye Heller and Hugo and Huxley goodbyes were going to melt holes and hello EPA man.
That is so.
-- -- -- -- The vast majority if you took a look at the appendix and that was not -- the standards the EPA manuals and appendix B took a look at the appendix.
And they recommended reading list most of the attacks are actually exactly the context you -- defeat.
Like To Kill a Mockingbird like common sense like reading MS Emerson and throw things that kids were not reading there -- a tremendous amount of research that shows.
That the average wreaking like for example there's one -- -- the show that the average I'm reading level of the text being assigned it an American high school.
Well -- a fifth grade reading level.
The comic or reading list of attempting to raise the quality and the rigor of the tax being assigned -- high school and they're trying to bring back exactly and attacks but you're talking about.
And so to -- I see that as a good thing particularly because the states absolutely can tweak ticker on the margins and they're still in the driver's.
Around the margins saw I don't know what you think audience but you'll get a chance to question both of them later and express your opinion thank you Lindsey and Kathleen coming up.
Some good news how despite the blob fighting back American parents now do have more choice in how they educate their kids.
But first as -- -- your questions for some of our guests.
Questions for my guests Kathleen Porter -- -- the Fordham institute which supports America setting.
National education standards Lindsey Burke of The Heritage Foundation who opposes them.
And also the controversial founder of the high performing American Indian charter schools spent shape so.
First from my FaceBook page Barbara heart tone Keener says would privatizing education.
Using voucher systems work.
We know beyond a shadow of a doubt that school twice works we have a robust body.
And empirical evidence you look at Washington DC when a team worst performing school systems in the country.
Kids to receive a voucher have a 91%.
Graduation rate compared to their peers.
And the public system where it's -- so why don't we have vouchers every.
Where we all we already do we have options at -- university system.
Thought you can go to Georgetown University which is a private school you -- on its way which is about chair we have the best universities in the world.
And that's because we have -- voucher system is cut financial aid.
But that universities don't have a strong as a union as the public school system.
So you attach the money of the kid devout -- -- -- spending 141000.
Per student and have the government monopoly manage it.
He's say take 101000 dollars cash and -- can be go to any school they want but what if they want to go to the Osama bin Laden school of hatred.
That's their choice from my perspective.
Because what if you choose to go to San Francisco State University some people believe that is the bin Laden school.
Yeah if suppose -- a Roman Catholic Romanian orthodox Jews and so for religious reasons I want to send my children to a school that respects my views.
I can do that but I still have to pay for the public schools I have to pay twice.
On what justification can you make me pay twice how is that fair to me.
It's not fair and in fact this is why we need to rethink what public education it.
And -- goes back to -- -- -- -- the blob would say it's fair because you're opting out of our wonderful system the blob would say that but we need to rethink what public education means that.
Just because we have -- as a society to publicly fund education.
Does not mean government should dictate where your child goes to school.
That's about moving toward portability of funding and allowing your taxpayer dollars to follow your child to any school of your choice.
Who's next here.
My question is about the core curriculum.
For example executive orders will documents like executive order -- have to be talked to the students in a certain way.
So there is absolutely no required reading west for any school in America based on the common core standards are based on -- standards.
So just a recommendation recommendation is trying to shut equality and complexity but what -- you -- literally is taught in a certain way what are you worried about.
In favor of you know how the government wants to project is -- some people consider -- -- an executive orders unconstitutional.
In of the going to be -- executive orders will they have to be taught.
I really the government wants question daughter cute things why is that -- the common -- standards which -- the centers that we're talking about.
Only -- English and math so they don't touch science and history for example.
The second thing is they don't have good executive orders are in there that's English.
Well -- executive orders are now that I mean EPA Manuel was that was in the recommended reading list but I don't know about it's not part of England I assume there's.
Part of any idea about as bad as part of it but there's -- -- -- its recommended if not required but the other thing about how if you achieve something in a certain way standards do not dictate had a got it they don't dictate how things are taught.
Schools -- -- -- teacher is still are in the drivers seat about how things are taught how to meet the needs and the kids in front.
But it has a huge impact on the textbooks that are bought on the teacher professional development all of these things ultimately drive curricula.
And right now yes it's just math and English -- back in the ninety's -- we've been here before this is not the first effort to nationalize standards and -- Back in the nineties they started with history and they were so badly politicized they didn't have -- landings on the -- for instance they didn't have all of these great accomplishments.
That US senate actually rejected it 99 to one.
So we've been her before who's next here.
Then you have her think of just open up to school.
-- no government involvement whatsoever.
Yes I do that I would have won I grew -- an Indian community where I live now in North Carolina -- tree and I have a program every summer.
For kids Indian kids mostly few -- few blacks or whites come.
About that is not year round and what we do is my former students who graduate from college in three years they come back every summer and they teach math.
-- is what -- -- -- our rotary old full time school.
I believe I love working with Cal's name have to have a meeting they don't accuse me of stealing.
This is what you're doing now yeah I read an -- raise red Angus cattle but no I.
Happy if they close to school in Oakland California what -- probably do this come out of retirement -- -- -- California and open up a private school just to fight with them.
With a private school.
Students would have could raise the money themselves.
Yes I've already thought about 650 dollars a month that's what I think it would cost still a lot cheaper -- in this state.
And that would be year round I wouldn't just do a ten month curriculum I do -- around.
Because parents working around and we we need to get off this.
System of ten months -- kids in school year around 235 days.
When they complete eight years their equivalent to what we do in twelve years that's whether she cannot but.
Except they don't invent FaceBook or Google so we must be doing something right yeah and here -- next.
Guess -- -- bench -- it seems intuitively obvious that competition lowers cost increases quality.
So why do you suppose in the last election since it's so obvious America voted for increased control increase socialist tendencies increase.
Control over our lives why -- we do that.
I don't have a clue about elections I think he's divorced totally stupid the Republicans and the Democrats it.
I'm the wrong per song that no.
-- -- Truth about education choice some schools where kids like to learn.
-- -- -- -- -- Let me just -- just end up under way.
The education -- has been a weekend some.
That's good the government monopoly is allowed some schools to escape its tight grip and some innovate.
Some -- great like this school in Harlem where they've managed to get so called at risk kids to like learning.
See you guys look forward to going to school -- yet.
Cool it is.
Boring -- and reading is -- Let them run it all -- And that's awesome being here.
The bad news is that most kids who want to attend that school -- that charter has ten applicants for every spot.
But most American schools are nothing like that.
Most states do almost nothing to help kids escape the monopoly only 22 states the one in yellow here have any sort of voucher program.
And many of those are narrow Mississippi offers scholarships so kids could attend private school great but you -- -- -- only if he had dyslexia.
The best states for parent power according to the center for education reform -- Indiana Florida Louisiana and Ohio.
But even they offer real choice only -- some kids 55 million students attend school in America how many get vouchers or tax credits.
Just one million.
Can barely see the lock bar graph on this chart.
-- -- 2.3 million go to charter schools.
This is such a feeble offering of school choice despite good evidence that choice works.
This week the Friedman foundation released an in depth analysis of the research -- choice 23 studies compared outcomes for students that had school choice.
22 found choice improve student performance 22 -- -- 23.
One study found no visible impact no study found the negative impact.
That's some people were -- choice leads to segregated schools.
Eight studies examined that.
Seven found school choice moved students from more racially segregated schools in -- less segregated -- One found no effect no study found the choice increased segregation the bottom line when you let parents chose schools get better.
Still -- still better.
Let's not let the blob stuff.
And that's our show I'm John Stossel.
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