Think about all the money it costs to educate a person. Start with pre-school, the elementary and secondary years, and then consider right up through college and, for some, grad school. Now that you have a cost in mind, let us discuss the costs and the benefits.
In this week’s Discussion area, examine the following:
- Public education is a good that has helped millions and millions of Americans become successful, productive members of society. Would the average person be able to go to school if the Government did not provide for this good? Would only the very rich be well educated and successful?
- Look into the criticisms and the success stories about public education. What, if anything, can be done to make our schools more successful at educating our children? What benefits do you get from the tax dollars you pay into this effort? Is the cost worth the benefit?