“Government is simply the name we give to the things we choose to do together.” –Barney Frank
There seems to be a large argeement that children should be educated, forcibly if nessecary. There also seems to be an agreement that the community should fund that education through taxes. These are things we’ve clearly chosen to do together. We’ve also traditionally chosen to determine what and how children are taught together. However, based on a recent email thread at work, even ignoring religious issues, there seems to be little to no agreement in what or how children should be taught simple things like subtraction. This indicates that we should decouple what and how education occurs from how it is mandated and funded. This is the best argument for charter schools that I have never heard.