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Now a school reform movement as spread to other countries.
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-- Ron Paul is a new tool for home school.
Putting your home schoolers don't have friends had actually made a ton of more friends.
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The -- includes the jitters unions politicians.
School board bureaucrats.
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The deputy director -- have to say this is okay it's crazy at least today some kids escape the education block.
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That's our show tonight.
America's school children have been trapped in -- government run monopoly.
The -- -- a so called public school system that stifles most all innovation -- schools don't improve.
It's not for lack of money we've tripled what we spend on K12 education.
But test scores don't go up.
The -- this is that there are all kinds of alternatives now that allow kids to escape the government monopoly.
And now here's one one more than I think you will be interest and it if you watch my shows.
It's because it was created by none other than libertarian congressman Ron Paul.
-- -- home schoolers you're introducing the Ron Paul curriculum.
Which is what.
But the curriculum is at a freedom curriculum it's based on the freedom philosophy and those things I've talked about now for thirty years especially in the last five years.
So if you're talking about economics it's -- not be -- I mean everybody knows somebody teach K you know it's it's gonna be Austrian -- we're not gonna go and every home and teach how's it gonna work well it's going to be home schooling is going to be through the Internet if they have studied the constitution we don't -- to read -- -- of one of those textbooks -- survive.
Battery -- constitution but they will have also a lecturer to do video lectures that the young people can watch at their own speed.
And is it's going to be.
Designed to get people read it's going to be designed to people but bright is gonna be designed to think about businesses and how to how to -- react -- who.
I'm very encouraged by this and hopefully.
We can participate in this sensation.
Away from the disaster is happening in our public school system.
And -- gonna charge home schoolers about 250 bucks a whole family.
Who needs to pay you -- -- in the classroom my charity.
It's free in the teachers can get these free videos for some of which -- -- on that -- exactly an economic back in the book we've mentioned about some of the free ones that we have to is you know we sell our program.
But ours is set arguably.
-- from kindergarten to fifth -- -- you know a pretty good start.
I went through public school system twelve years of it but it's different today.
And people are suffering they don't know what to do but then there's so much -- education is so much crime.
So many drugs and -- public schools the parents are looking for something.
And there are a lot of options you have private school options which some people can't afford.
But home schooling is affordable you know it it isn't.
It isn't that -- -- there are some free courses out there and summer inexpensive.
And the people are gravitating that way and they get a much better education just think of how well the home schoolers have done.
You know when it comes to a competing with -- -- -- selling -- geography they -- teach geography anymore I used to be much different subject -- -- -- -- -- -- anymore they -- to close down -- prevent the home -- from developed in 1980s but the major case in Texas.
Was one -- they argued that we have to have the uniform state education and parents won't do a good job.
And it turned out not to be the case if they close down.
Home schooling and private schooling which they're going to continue to try to do because we're afraid off.
Is they're going to have a regulation when we do real well and home schooling to come along is -- one of the qualifications -- in college.
Is that you have to have a degree from such and such school.
No matter how Smart they -- because otherwise we'll take the money from it.
If push comes to -- they might try something like that.
The right now the momentum is on our side.
And -- numbers of people about 3% of the school kids in our home his goal is going to -- that's the motivation to keep them they get normally you know whether they're paid according if there -- new Republic's the government citizen and this and strongest group that was to defend public school system of course is the biggest union in the country and has of course -- -- union I -- home schoolers I'm told that they don't socialize their home schools where you learned to mix with other kids.
You know I believe that for a long term.
You didn't home -- here can't help but again.
Things have gotten worse -- you were talking about socializing.
The I believe at one time that they would be -- A social it would be good but when I learned the difference is.
Home -- -- strong supporters of nine in taxes.
We we have a lot of home schooled but they would come out at all you know -- because it would be of middle will create the mother would be there with three of their kids.
And they were able to ask questions and we're dignified better than anybody ever saw in the public schools isn't so there wasn't any real.
Argument to be made that they're going to be anti social.
-- let's meet a couple home schoolers can you.
Kids come out.
This is -- -- under -- -- she's sixteen.
Jeremiah -- is twelve -- for home schooled by different families here in New York City.
You guys must have no friends if you're -- Some people that some of them have given aprons because they have I find it in -- not sure that -- those have.
No friends -- actually made a ton of more friends with -- counseling program.
How if -- whole bullet time well there's a group of 7000 parent's -- -- and they do little social activities.
Your mother made a video of a dance where home schoolers get together.
Church basements and in this is the kind of thing.
Yes today hosted a little.
-- dancing after -- home schoolers in the community they have soccer classes.
I went to The Metropolitan Museum of Art made much difference there.
And they do lake -- -- -- five plays a year and I was and one of them and I made a bunch of friends there.
And so actually made a bunch more -- was -- school.
And Veronica you take ballet classes karate lessons CU -- kids outside the home -- exact -- And we like about I would think be -- a -- with your mom.
Like this yeah actually really do because it allows me to.
-- -- allows me to more of my curriculum and too.
My insurance and and directs.
What I'm learning to.
Help me learn more about what I wanna do when I grow up and I've really developed an interest and being a writer.
I found that home school allows me to do extra stuff that helps -- about my -- that I'm better prepared that.
But your Brothers.
Go to regular school.
Yeah at when we all got to has -- my parents gave us the choices that.
You can go to high school or you can keep on going home -- and my Brothers.
Said we want to go to this golf they felt like they could be more motivated to do work and they rides really well in the school.
And he wrote a Wall Street Journal op Ed about dead.
That's how you came to our attention.
You have regrets at all things you miss -- regular school.
So I'm pretty certain.
And eat eat you were lawless home schooled you just the past four years she tried private school that was too expensive than public school in public school you were bullied.
I say yes I was I was.
Bullied almost on weekly basis because I was so small and -- in kindergarten so I didn't really know how to fend for myself.
When guys threaten to take your watch.
Yeah I had brought a little toy -- -- school any.
Andy says he would kill my family -- and give the Washington and I was scared because I mean.
So are you just being home schooled -- you're hiding from government school.
Now in no way it also works -- -- acting and the performer Aaron saying.
-- It's good because.
I have like a big audition one day and then.
I can do school the other day -- busy all day with that show.
I usually do it weekends and sometimes holidays.
Because that's when most of the schools there shutdown and there's not really any auditions.
It's not just your parents teaching you do you -- life classes on the web.
I I did attend online school called -- press scholars academy.
Ends and so it they're scheduled classes during the week and I gone and I attendant.
And so I but I can do that from home.
So doctor Paul how would your curriculum add the things like that.
It would be it would fit in and I think the extra activity is very important that you -- that you pointed out I think the important thing that they're talking about.
I I noticed two things one it's self directed -- they pick and choose who what they want to do in their life and make their plans and that's what a good program would be like.
But the other thing is he should be fun.
It seems to me like they are enjoying what they're doing.
And all you have to do is look at what's happening in public schools there's a lot of boredom and you know end and no -- there is -- -- the -- you're -- staff myself we shouldn't call it public school.
Governments governments yeah.
-- difference that thank you to ask your.
-- Veronica Jeremiah coming up.
Something more radical -- -- home schooling -- school.
These kids like it.
It's so amazing to come here every day and know that I can do what ever I want.
I want the public school or -- mean governments school.
Supposedly good one -- -- in the suburbs outside Chicago fruit -- routinely makes lists of top high school.
I got to go -- I live in a nice neighborhood that of course most Americans are assigned to school based on where we live.
People accept that but that's crazy with you were assigned to your neighborhood grocery store.
The store would have no incentive to improve.
Just like today's government schools.
Fortunately some states now offer vouchers that allows some poor people to try a school outside their neighborhood.
Parents love it in Louisiana some 8000 kids got voucher money this year and most use it to go to a private school.
So parents love it kids like it but Eric Holder US attorney general does.
And last month the Department of Justice went to court to stop Louisiana from issuing some of those -- Why -- claims it'll interfere with his.
Sick his desegregation.
Efforts he wouldn't come on the show to explain so let's ask sleazy congress Louisiana congressman Steve Scully it's.
What's going on.
Hey John how -- you -- you know look and Louisiana the state put in a program that allows 8000 children.
That a low income have real options if they're in a failing school.
Eric Holder saying that these students should be trapped in these failing schools and not have options at their parents choose to send them to a school that can actually give them a better opportunity.
For future in life.
So it's it's one of these perplexing things that you're seeing and it just shows the warped in in misplaced priorities of the Barack Obama administration.
But the fact that even in these but -- -- -- notorious wait a second I mean they have a reason for this they say.
That the vouchers impeded the desegregation.
Process and last year Louisiana vouchers.
Increased racial imbalances in 34.
We you know I don't know where they're making those numbers up from because over 90% of the students that we're talking about in Louisiana.
Our minority students and their for their parents are the ones who were saying we want our child to be be removed and from this failing school so that are trapped.
And a place that they can't get an education.
And go somewhere else were they a better opportunity in life.
Why should you deny him that opportunity.
-- this is the -- saying I don't want my child to be trapped in a school that's -- to be failing this this only applies to schools.
That -- CD or -- schools by the State's rating system.
And for the record -- we we think of the public school government schools is this big melting pot but.
They are more segregated now than private schools and one study found in lunch -- Bit different races were more likely to sit together and not self segregate in private school.
Absolutely you won't help desegregation.
By -- this program to go forward and again it's been a very successful program and the parents love it.
I shouldn't this be about helping those parents in their children who -- trapped in failing schools.
And instead Eric Holder says I don't care that -- you should be strapped in a failing school.
So we can engage in some kind of social experiment in Washington DC.
And congressman let me toss and sort of an odd idea -- -- from the left it in slate there's an article.
Which argues that he -- -- your kid to private school you're a bad person.
It -- or does it.
-- to preserve the public schools she writes it would ruin one of the most essential institutions to get what's best for your kid.
That's that's not a anybody got a good.
Anybody -- disgraceful enough to try to take cheap shots at somebody's children because of a policy decision I think it says a lot about their character but if you look at.
Kids that go across the country whether it's you know.
White black -- sport if someone sending their -- to a private school they're still paying taxes that go to that public school.
And now that's one fewer child the public school.
Has to educate so there's more dollars per capita and actually takes money away in essence from.
Public schools if if you shut down the private school system so I'm not sure what they're trying to achieve again maybe they just want to.
Dumb down the system but the fact that you've got public and private schools shows there's a need out there to fill a void where parents feel -- I think there's a better option educate my kid why would you want to deny the parent and the child that opportunity for better education.
Why indeed thank you congressman Scully is coming up you've done union teachers rioting in the streets.
They're mad because they lost some privileged.
-- yeah where's -- yeah.
That was -- teacher's union protest outside my office.
They were mad at me because of what I said about the one play twenty.
Really -- it's awful shame on you.
And there's still mad at me because I criticized ten year.
Union rules that make it almost impossible to fire bad teachers these rules were even bad for good teachers -- the best don't get paid more.
But as bad as America's union rules are there's a place where they're worse.
In Mexico union teachers have been able to sell their teaching jobs or give them -- other family members.
And they too could never be fine.
Teachers in Mexico -- Rioting because the new government there changed the -- Here to explain this is the reporter who covers Latin America for the Wall Street Journal Mary Anastasia O'Grady so -- going wrong.
I consider this good nose -- set.
Maybe the protesters little wind.
Well it is.
Good news and it's the first step it's there's a long way to go in Mexico but the teacher's union and Mexico is the largest union and Latin America presidents.
Have been unwilling to touch the privileges of the teachers' union for.
It is almost eighty years they could really sell their jobs that's part of their union deal.
-- they had -- pitches that were even more incredible than that for example when you graduated.
From the teaching school.
You were guaranteed a job and when she started that job you had tenure for the rest of your life.
You got tenure immediately yes I once asked that American.
Teachers union boss about ten year one of the few who will still talk to me.
Joseph del Grasso who heads -- teachers you.
Why I have ten year most professions don't have tenure when you went into organized crime you've got to be it -- person there was like a ceremony.
-- but not getting tenure.
Which is a nice state.
He kind of like organized crime is -- here is there for ever unless you die or kill it.
-- well -- -- that there's that perspective Bubba.
He's laughing and this is just the way it is in.
Most schools and why do we accept this I think Mexico for a long time to -- support country.
People had thought that what they really want to get is access.
And it's only recently I think that the awareness is growing in the country.
That if Mexicans are not educated they're not -- be able to be part of the -- class.
And solve the new president says I wanna change this these riots have gone on often -- on for more than a month they went on.
Before they voted on the new rules but the rules.
Did -- us.
Yeah I think the rules passed because they're not satisfied with just growing a little corn in the backyard anymore they want the more high tech jobs that are coming in Mexico because of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
They want any part of that game.
And so even though the special interests of the teacher's union remains very powerful and as you can see very activist.
-- large percentage of the Mexican population.
Backs the president on this one.
In America when teachers unions protest they are noisy and disruptive.
But in Mexico they take hostages stayed shut the whole city down now.
Yeah I think that actually this backfired on them particularly when they did in new Mexico City and people couldn't get to the airport and a lot of the big boulevards were closed because Mexico City already has a big traffic problem why -- they continue to protest they agreed to go get -- -- back.
They do they think they can get a change back and they also think that they can push back in the process of implementation I think that's really one of the big questions that remains out there.
They change the law on the books but is this going to be really implement it.
And hit a few years ago that the teachers union boss planned to give 59 brand new harm birds to top union officials.
Until people heard about it protests -- -- and that.
-- -- all this explains why the teachers union has been so powerful you know imagine they collect dues that particular union has one point four million members they collect -- from all those teachers.
And they going to a pot and there's no transparency there's no law that says that the union has to show how the money is spent.
And -- that particular union boss actually is in jail right now because the president had her arrested.
But the other thing is that -- -- could use the money.
Ought to spread it around to the politicians and -- people we don't know -- -- him making allegations that I.
And fairly certain they are probably true but it's all -- one big black box.
The protesters have taken hostages.
Yes they said well we're gonna take these hostages and hold on to them until you guarantee.
Teaching jobs for the graduates from the school and got.
I'll -- they they eventually let them go but.
You know the problem remains it's just they have kind of moved on.
Looking for new hostages -- -- -- -- -- the teachers union exists in many countries because the world copies America.
Schools get government funding and have a little real competition often the result -- schools even worse than ours so what's a parent to do.
Well -- British researcher James truly was surprised to discover that even in the poorest places parents will pay.
To send their kids to private school.
Even in these places -- parents earn only a dollar a day.
They will often take their kids out of free government schools and instead pay typically a dollar a week.
So their children can attend private schools like this moment.
-- And this won't but it certainly is their sixth private schools can imagine not -- -- it's six private school.
What we found in my study was that in -- areas like this the majority of school children are in private school.
And these schools outperform the government schools and a fraction of the teacher cost.
In Latin America I think anybody who has the money to send their child to private school Latin America will do it.
Because they know that that's there.
Ticket into the middle class and without it they're gonna have a very rough time.
Because -- the government schools -- the teachers just don't show up to sit there don't teach.
Precisely and in -- they performed very badly Mexican schools are at the bottom.
Of CO ECD ranking.
34 out of 34.
Countries in terms of the achievement of the students so they're they're doing a very -- job.
Thank you Mary O'Grady.
So if you'd like to keep this conversation going to go to Twitter or FaceBook and using that hash tag the blobs.
Let people know what you think.
I'd like to see what you think there.
Coming off some rare schools where kids actually like learned meeting is what led a bit of -- -- all.
And next a school with no rules.
You've heard of home schooling and talked about that tonight.
Home schooling was recently consider radical politicians said we must be in charge of education parents can't teach -- If they do their kids -- social life.
Well now we know it's not throw an average home schooled kids do very well.
But even home schooling has structure the parent is the teacher often states dictate some of the curriculum.
Today the most radical form of schooling -- something called -- school.
Home schooling -- the parent doesn't teach and there are no -- that kids do whatever they want.
And I was surprised to learn they're also schools that practice that.
Kennedy checked one out in Massachusetts.
If I felt preschool what what.
My -- Beats me.
It's Sudbury valley schools there are no lists no tests -- -- curriculum.
Students are only required to show up for five hours a day.
When you get here you have to check -- -- -- when you leave you have to check out these the only have to Monday.
It's just so amazing to just come here every day and know that I can do you ever I -- Sometimes what they want to do is play video games.
-- -- playing music.
Quite cash and -- out of school.
We had children or familiar that children and her oldest child was -- Coolidge.
And it was so horrible prospect to -- through -- reduce tensions and do their best of his glory the natural.
Interest curiosity and compassion for.
Here are nothing is first and kids not even learning to read.
Computing tool for -- I'll answer you and analysts.
Probably eleven tank top and some -- and you.
How did you do that and it -- tracking your English.
One of the coolest things about being years -- I didn't know if I want to go to college last year -- -- like when you go here's snow like anybody -- easily.
Yet you'd need to go to college my past.
-- has led me to.
Going to colors.
At first it seemed like there were no rules but there are rules it's just that the kids have an equal say in making the -- One -- in -- and -- community decides everything.
But the community mean record from the students in the -- There's no hierarchy here with some workers when they opened the school everyone was skeptical in the lead warrior was pacing back and forth and report its fourth year olds.
-- -- -- -- -- -- My god don't just vote -- for themselves the school never run.
But that's not what happens to kids really -- -- So this is a meeting of the judicial committee yet.
It's it's clear that school corporate yeah so instead of going out and -- -- teacher model bloody -- it's like at home.
-- I'm so surprised they don't vault themselves candy if they really have this control.
Well -- pitching because that since they govern themselves they're target they're an education -- -- -- really in charge of the school and am much harder on themselves.
Than any teachers or administrators would be.
And you -- -- raging in age from four to nineteen.
-- nineteen year old that would four year old bouncing off the -- -- high on -- And we we showed the kid playing video games I would think I -- might.
My son would have spent all day playing video games.
Yeah that that would be my worry his having my -- -- with collective and I think most parents feel that way I winds.
Really surprised to see that many kids that -- gather all different ages.
Around computers with each other they were collaborating many of them were in the art studio they were painting they were playing music.
They -- do I mean it's a hard thing for an outsider to measure we saw kids who were engaged on computers.
Weren't necessarily playing computer games they might have been doing really intense academic research and many of them were sitting around reading -- sounds.
And they must learn something that's the parents choose -- it's a private school they have to pay 8000 dollars thank you and and there are parents who rob.
For his -- public school doesn't work they don't like the model -- doesn't work for their kids that they seek this school out.
And the Wafer and their kids to really be in charge of themselves and they trust the trust of the most important thing they trust their kids will mark.
And most do go to count 85% of them we were told by the founders go on to college.
I'd be nervous about a rolling my kids and on school parents told Kennedy what convince -- that the school.
Gets kids alike learn it.
What is it about the school that attract you.
Well he wants to come I'm.
Which has not been the case and several other schools -- told me the other day he's like mom wake me up for sure -- -- Who are you able to keep that -- -- my teenager -- sleeps till two in the afternoon -- yeah.
Everything's different components will happen.
Can't go to a public school and you watch it -- -- for recess and -- like being let out of prison.
Our kids aren't like that and -- different than they don't have to be like that.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- frankly that had nothing to analysts.
If you -- going to build your perfect -- what would you.
Basically yeah yeah definitely.
-- -- the kids say it's perfect but you want to go to college colleges want.
A transcript grades.
-- -- know -- they're no transcripts there are no classes.
There's nothing like that they prepare themselves for the SAT.
They teach themselves higher math they organize their own education sometimes they kind of cram -- in in the last year.
But they managed to get in the college when they want to -- -- There are now dozens of schools like this is around the world.
It's hard to measures this castle and they'll take a standardized tests but the fact that this.
This is not new -- that school is how -- it's been around since 1968.
So -- and years old and -- that he is -- the ones who gave them the hardest time.
So they may have survived and and thrived regardless of people's political affiliation trying to keep -- them.
You have kids would you send them.
I would think about nontraditional -- -- and I was certainly intrigued by it but.
Like the founder said there's a giant -- -- to overcome in order to tractor kids together I don't think I.
Overcome that hasn't quite yet but it is interesting.
-- in short well sole candidate I think they're coming -- a way to escape the education blob by using your computer.
A heck -- Federer.
-- she's an entire toolbox spending your classroom has never been easier.
Final -- technology's getting in the schools making things easier for teachers often more fun for students.
There's a website called stumble upon which helps people find the best web pages for them.
And the head of growth for stumble upon -- 44 year old Aaron -- and his latest project is finding new ways that technology.
Enhance education -- you gonna do this through something called a hack -- fountain.
Which my wife would say we must be a crack if he's doing a hacker -- Yeah idea they've had a -- -- basically become a marathon cutting event.
And after I finished also we we old people misunderstand the use of the phrase -- -- -- -- that doesn't mean break in.
Now I -- back and sorrow of the ninety's -- had that sort of connotation but today needs creativity.
And you have sort of limited time so how do you.
Created -- comedy -- have limited resources.
And an act on this -- easily have 24 hours -- return on time to solve a problem.
And here doing this in Miami in October 11 -- enough for a winner gets a 5000 dollar prize if after coding for 24 hours straighten.
Bit they make a product of the judges think it's like wow that's pretty amazing so the goal is to and -- -- -- time you can find some -- a very creative solution.
To a problem that's been you know around for years what makes you so certain that technology has solutions.
It's already working right now -- we see we see a lot of very successful education starts popping up con academy which is.
Well let me explain its current academy.
It's an online in academy started by -- hedge.
Fund analyst -- con who once tutored his young cousin to help her with Matt.
That worked out well so that's for tutoring her Brothers and more cousins and all the rest.
To save time he posted his lectures on you to.
And was surprised to discover that thousands of people soon millions had watched them.
We'll talk com has done an amazing if now -- is funded by Bill Gates and he offers web lectures on everything from history and economics -- computer science.
You just happen to be good at TKO or -- that a couple of protect.
But bringing his skill to government schools threatens the block there's a huge.
Bureaucracy most of which want to say no to change the system blob gets solved if the blob and it is and -- I think what's.
-- from our point of view is that we are able to reach students.
Outside of the -- at Indian side to its first teachers felt threatened but most came around when they saw how their kids got excited about learning.
They're happy to walk in the door every morning excited about that that isn't.
I think that that they -- my mind you know this cracks.
So finally after all these years of kids being bored in school and not learning math that's over I -- I think it might be.
So what what other new cool things will make a difference.
We have another start of this New York on skills here which is but I think call the iTunes -- for education.
-- go on their search any topic from learning how to play volleyball to learn encoding and then there's a teacher available weather around you he can do like the one on one -- section.
Consumers now can go and pick a topic -- can learn from the best.
In their area without ever going that you may have feet -- -- pay -- -- it's all whatever the teacher -- -- -- And there's multiple teachers competing for that same group of students is also something called school biology -- that nineteen have.
A single place Richie -- track here the progress of your your child over the course of their life.
And it daily report carton where they can communicate about -- grazer.
Or -- report cards are.
Participation and you know.
-- -- activities the -- that the parent no longer has to wait.
Over a month for the news report card -- defeat that -- slot -- -- he can make changes very quickly.
And then there's a -- mind one along with that -- that was sort of -- when my friends.
And basically he always had trouble remembering.
You know what was -- the next day.
How would -- what -- turn and and so he developed this platform is basically allow teachers to text message for students safely.
And -- remind 101.
Michigan students and teachers how they use the -- And most of my teachers Israel I -- -- -- to remind us of upcoming quizzes or tests they receive reminders on my blog many of today's students tend to not vote themselves but they do look at their phone.
Instantly -- Harvard study found.
Text technology increase classroom participation.
And -- work.
Being turned it.
Their response rates for text messages is usually over 80%.
I mean just think about how to use text messaging now someone sends it to you and then that little one is still up there -- you have responded you out of -- -- try to open in the cricket students.
Of people my age we're we're always on our funds are always texting -- And I hate all of you -- -- -- thank you rare and I don't really end up next more good those schools so much better.
The kids like school.
EST just end up on the way I see you guys look.
Forward to going to school in the morning yeah.
-- Many Americans say public schools government schools are one of the best parts of America.
There -- melting pot were all in it together in those schools built the country.
And I believe that until I started reporting on schools and now I say government schools are one of the worst parts of America.
They are boring.
They are more segregated than private schools and they're much more expensive.
The education blob claims schools are under funded and kids would do better if only -- give the schools a little more money.
But this graph shows the absurdity of that play.
Spending is gone through the roof.
-- test scores of barely budged.
The scores of those flat line for -- The blob also demanded smaller classrooms and they've got thumb but oops smaller class sizes did not increase performance.
Bill Gates spent billions building smaller high school that didn't help either.
I give gates credit he spent his own money took measurements and then we found no improvement he tried other ideas like cell -- In contrast the government -- spends your money when their experiments fail they continued on anyway.
No business can get away with -- -- why most every service of America has gotten better faster cheaper but not education.
Monopolies don't improve.
Of course American parents especially those in the suburbs think their kids public schools are pretty good.
But because there's no competition they don't -- the truth.
International tests show that even a good suburban schools are mediocre compared to schools and the rest of the world.
But without real competition.
Parents don't know what their kids might have -- Few of us can imagine the possibilities.
Until we see the options.
When phone service was like government blessed monopoly all the -- were black all calls for expenses.
Only when I'm not only when the monopoly was busted up did we get competition -- -- cheap phone calls and cool phones we have now.
Competition makes the difference.
The Postal Service couldn't get there overnight none of the brilliant managers -- that government monopoly could make it happen.
But once FedEx appeared.
And absolutely positively has to be there overnight.
Then suddenly even the post also -- could get there overnight.
So it's not the government is staffed entirely by lazy people it's just that.
We rarely think of better ways to do things until competition forces us to.
If there were -- free market and education schools would get much better they compete for good teachers the best teachers might make 200000 dollars a year.
Government schools already spend more than that per classroom.
Competition would create all sorts of innovation.
I don't presume to know which innovation will be best we've showed a feud in night but as -- kayak put it.
Competition is the discovery process.
No one knows which -- best until their try.
The good news is that the school choice movement has finally given the -- some competition.
-- a few kids thanks -- things like vouchers charter schools tax credits now like going to school.
I never did quit school is boring yeah.
Teach us up on the way -- see you guys look forward to going to school morning yeah.
Those kids were a charter school in Harlem.
What's more parents notice hey -- down the street likes going to school and he's learning.
Then maybe they'll join the fight against the block and eventually all of us we'll have much better lives.
That's our show see you next week.
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