Sunday, October 23, 2005
Over a hundreds years ago, John Stuart Mill had this vision of a world of school vouchers instead of the government-dictated curriculum that is the current dominant model of public education. Government-dictated curriculum features listening and speech compelled by a command-and-control hierarchy. Control over this curriculum is the source of endless conflict between irreconcilable opinions. Government-compelled speech and listening flies in the face of freedom of expression in a marketplace of ideas that is the hallmark of a free society. Mill proposed an actual marketplace for schools. The Institute for Justice is leading the legal effort to implement this marketplace of ideas for parents and their children in the United States.