Research, often after controlling for student characteristics such as family wealth, has typically found that compared to public schoolers, private school students and graduates are as tolerant or more tolerant of others.
Tomorrow the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument in Espinoza v. Montana, a case addressing state constitutional provisions that bar public funds from going to religious institutions, especially schools. There are many reasons the U.S. Supreme Court should rule in favor of school choice, but the most important is that the end that Blaine amendments are supposed to achieve — keeping government out of religion — is far better served by the measure Montana struck down than maintaining a public school monopoly over taxpayer funds.
Blanket student loan forgiveness that will fall on the backs of taxpayers is terrible education policy that should scare us a lot. Such policy coupled with presidential usurpation of power is awful, unconstitutional governance that should scare us much, much more.
Yesterday, the Democratic majority released the College Affordability Act and it delivers pretty much what we’ve seen established since about 1969: A general conviction that what higher ed mainly needs is more government money and no openly for‐profit schools.
We live ina status quo in which everyone is taxed to support government schools, which must be secular, by law. In light of that reality, school choice is a huge step toward the basic freedom and equality that libertarians champion.