“In large states, public education will always be mediocre, for the same reason that in a large kitchen, the cooking is usually bad.”
The common faith of government today lies in the power of state funding through taxation. The reasoning goes that if the state can mobilize vast amounts of resources for things such as wars, highway infrastructure and space exploration, why even leave anything for the private sector to do? If the state can fund a large military, why can it not alleviate poverty or educate the poor? Private service X is only for the rich, but by the mighty power of public institution X, the poor too can have a chance at life. Never has a greater lie ever been told than this.
Changing our educational paradigm.
“School is boring.”
The problem of education today lies in its control by the State. The State conceived education in the late 18th and early 19th century; primarily in the economic times of the industrial revolution, and the intellectual mindset of the Enlightenment. The current paradigm was meant for a different age. Because of the State’s monopoly on education, it is the only entity that can provide a conformist education system that we see today. The problem, however, is that we need to go exactly in the opposite direction: diversity.
The justification for this is simple. Consider a school. A typical school contains work schedules, compartmentalization of different subjects, and a chain of authority. A factory would be described in the same way. It is a linearized system. We are “manufacturing” children by batches (age groups), and teaching them the same things. Why is this? Why are we as a society, forcing organic, nonlinearized people, into a linearized and conformist system?
The Effect of Price Controls On The Supply of Goods.
To analyze this further, we must look at the role of prices in the market. Why do things cost the amount that they do, and who dictates these prices?
All things held equal, we see that supply and demand dictate prices. Since goods are scarce, there must be a tradeoff to obtain them; if all goods were scarce, and free, then goods will not exist anymore since they all will be consumed without restriction.