Over at PajamasMedia today, I address the recent handwringing about the competitiveness of American workers. Legions of pundits, legislators, and business leaders have warned us that foreign competition compels us to improve our schools. But after selling us on the power of competition to drive the pursuit of excellence, do these good folks actually suggest introducing the “C” word to the school system itself? Do they seem aware, as a new Cato book illustrates, that market forces work as well in education as in other fields? Er… no.
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