What if public schools were abolished, asks Lew Rockwell. Answer:
In short, if we could abolish public schools and compulsory schooling laws, and replace it all with market-provided education, we would have better schools at half the price, and be freer too. We would also be a more just society, with only the customers of education bearing the costs.
What's not to like? Well, there is the problem of the transition...
Read his solution here: 'What If Public Schools Were Abolished?'- Lew Rockwell, MISES INSTITUTE