Introduction, Part 1 to blupete's Essay
"Education & The Voucher System"
In an age entirely different than that which we now know, during the 19th century, government, such as it was then, got itself involved in the business of education. Local communities set up schools and ran them. Comparatively speaking, the system back then worked. Society has since evolved, and no longer do we have small interested groups running one room school houses; we now have a huge centralized government running a complex educational system. And things now, as the Economic of Council of Canada pointed out, do not work: "Canada's education system will send a million more illiterate young people into the working world by the end of the century unless there are fundamental changes."
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