What Would Happen If All Education in the US Was Privatized?
What Would Happen If All Education in the US was Privatized? – What would happen to our schools? Would our education system become non-existent or worse? Would the rich control our schools? We can’t know for sure but I believe that we can imagine a world where education is owned by corporations. But privatization of education is not without danger. It would lead to massive deregulation, increased racial and class disparity, and reduced public oversight. Not only would it make our schools worse, but it would also lead to a third world status.
If all education were private, the rich would benefit more than the poor. People who have money would not be denied an education. If education is only for the wealthy, the poor would be left out. This system would be turned into a profit-making machine that only benefits the rich. This would mean that the poor and middle class would get less education. Ultimately, we wouldn’t have any way to know whether or not we have enough education to give our children a good life.
A study published by the 2020 PDK Poll found that Americans are split on the issue of school privatization. In a separate poll, 55% of Republicans and five percent of Democrats said that they would prioritize expanding charter schools. This is an alarming number, but it doesn’t mean that we should do away with public education altogether. And we should focus more resources on charter schools rather than on privatization.