But I don't really need these sources.. because I went to both a public and private school.. and saw for myself the differences, and can say from my own experience public ed is a huge FAILURE. Just like any other government run anything.
Let us review. How successful has the federal government been in managing agencies, programs, and businesses?
US Post Services established in 1775 - they've had 236 years to get it right.. it is broke, and even though heavily subsidized.. it cant compete with private sector FedEx and UPS services.
Social Security 1935 76 years to get it right.. BROKE.
Fannie Mae 1938 73 years to get it right.. BROKE.
Freddie Mac 1970 41 years to get it right... BROKE.
War on Poverty started 1965, 46 years to get it right and $1 trillion a year of our hard earned money is confiscated to transfer to the poor.. but we've got more than ever today!
Medicare and Medicaid 1965.. 46 years to get it right.. they are both broke.. and now our government dares to mention them as models for all US health care.
AMTRAK 1970 .. 41 years to get it right.. last year they were bailed out and it CONTINUES to run at a loss.
Stimulus Bill 2009 -- $1 TRILLION dollar political payoff that shows NO sign of working.. because it was ultimately used to increase government across America, and raise govt salaries while the rest of us suffer from economic hardships. If someone can give me an example any private sector jobs resulting from this, please do.
"Cash for Clunkers" - 2009 and went BROKE in 2009 - after 80% of the cars purchased turned out to be produced by foreign companies.
The senate decided to privatize its own government-run restaurant. After decades of subpar food and annual losses (despite having hundreds of customers), the Senate decided that it couldn't competently operate a restaurant, so it outsourced the restaurant to the private sector. (FOOD FOR THOUGHT)
The government track record proves one thing.. and one thing only... each and every "service" shoved down our throats by the imperial federal government turns into a DISASTER.