Unschooling vs. Big Government Liberalism: Joel Schlosberg's Critique of Kozol
One can also question the limitations of wanting all schools to be like well-funded, affluent public schools, even though that would address the most blatant problems faced by poor schools, such as 40 kid rather than 20 kid classrooms. Even high schools that are nice, affluent, with small class sizes and supposely attention to the intellectual needs of students, can be a total waste of time and life for all involved.
A similar critique can be made of those who advocate a national health system like that of the UK, or a single payer national insurance system. It seeks to leave the present medical establishment intact, with its license-enforced white coat priesthood, its institutional culture of large top-heavy hospitals, and its model of service provision based on expensive patented chemicals, high-tech diagnostics, and cutting; the only difference is that the current medical establishment will be entirely funded through a more efficient public financing system, rather than only mostly funded through an inefficient and piecemeal financing system.
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