Public School, it is a Prison

How the Public Schools Keep Your Child a Prisoner of the State by Karen De Coster, has a few interesting links about how public schools act like prisons for both mind and body.

A really well researched article on equality via the school system:
“Compulsory schooling not only fails to achieve its egalitarian goal, but by subjecting all to the same studies in lockstep fashion effectively denies them any real opportunity at all.” [Equality” vs. “Equity, ed. William F. Rickenbacker, San Francisco: Open Court Publishing, Inc./Fox & Wilkes, 1998]

Milton Friedman points out that the tasks of funding and administration can (and should) be separated: The Role of Government in Education.