02/25/14 - 2:32pm
Government funded and government delivered K-12 education has been the rule in the United States for the last 100 years except for the action of 23 states in the last 20 years. In most of the Western democracies, government has funded public education, but through public and private schools. A child going to K-12 education in Germany, the Netherlands, England, Wales, Italy, Israel, Australia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland, and Hong Kong, for example, could go to a private or public school and be funded by the government. Those countries believe in educational pluralism.