From a recent edition of the Email Update from the Future of Freedom Foundation:
Thursday, November 19, 2009
It's time to admit that public education operates like a planned economy, a bureaucratic system in which everybody's role is spelled out in advance and there are few incentives for innovation and productivity. It's no surprise that our school system doesn't improve: It more resembles the communist economy than our own market economy.
— Albert Shanker, President of the American Federation of Teachers