Education is far too important to be entrusted to government

Here at the Review-Journal, we pride ourselves on having our thumbs on the pulse of today’s popular opinion. (You RNs can hold your letters; I know we’re not supposed to use our thumbs. We also don’t plug the IVs into wall suction, except in very special cases.)

And judging from the waves of letters we’ve been receiving of late from people tied up in the government schooling business, one of the reasons we dare not trim schooling expenditures in these times of tax shortfalls and general economic woe is that "an uneducated populace” will hurt us all in the future.

Just one question: Wouldn’t that be reason numero uno to get government out of the education business entirely, return all those tax dollars to parents, close down the government schools, and turn the entire enterprise back to the free market?
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