New Scientist article New schools are popping up all over the world, but the idea that they are a boon to our public schools is largely unfounded.
Academies are a good way to improve school performance and make a profit, but they are not the answer to any of our public education problems.
There are a few good reasons why it is not.
First, there are many reasons why schools should not be run by private businesses.
They can’t afford the huge salaries, the lavish perks and the expense of training teachers and administrators.
Many of the world’s best schools do not even have enough teachers to go around, let alone students.
Second, many of the schools that operate privately are already struggling financially.
They need to raise tuition and cut costs to survive.
They cannot do this without the support of the state.
They are also forced to rely on public funds to pay for the teachers they hire, the facilities they build, the equipment they buy and the services they provide.
Finally, many private schools are already doing well in terms of academic performance.
As such, many are investing heavily in new technology and new curricula.
Private schools are not creating the best teachers, but instead the worst.
And the result is that our public school system is falling further behind the best.
We should be investing in our public high schools, not privatising them.
What do we need to do to fix our education system?
First, we need the state to make sure that our schools are run in a way that will provide the best possible education for students.
Public schools are a vital part of our education.
They serve as a vital link between our families and our communities, they are an important tool in our struggle for economic equality and they provide a vital source of funding for the state’s public services.
In the US, state funding for public schools has been cut from 25% to 13% since 2007.
As a result, public school budgets have fallen from about $20bn in 2000 to less than $15bn in 2015.
The US has some of the highest rates of student drop-out in the world.
In the past decade, more than 40% of students who drop out are from low-income families.
If the US were to privatise schools, this number would fall to 20%.
It is no coincidence that these drop-outs come from low socioeconomic backgrounds.
Privatisation would help the schools serve more disadvantaged students, improve their academic performance and provide better opportunities for their families.
It would also help our economy and create jobs.
There are some proposals to privatize public schools in other countries, including in Finland and Denmark, but there are concerns that such measures will not be as cost-effective as those introduced in the US.
It would also be wrong to blame the US for all our problems.
The US has had a very different education system for a very long time.
We have a rich history of free and compulsory schooling, which allowed us to be innovative in a world where many other countries were struggling.
It also allowed us a large and growing middle class.
This allowed us the opportunity to tackle some of our most pressing social problems, including poverty, crime, education and the epidemic of violence in our schools.
Today, our educational system is in shambles.
Public school funding has been reduced by 40% since 2008, and the number of students with learning disabilities has nearly doubled.
These statistics are particularly concerning because they show that we are now in a state of economic disarray.
This is not the first time that the US has seen a severe decline in student achievement.
The OECD has reported that in 2012, the US ranked 27th out of the 28 OECD countries, a position that has now fallen to 43rd.
In a survey conducted in 2014, 47% of Americans said they felt that their schools were “not providing a good education”.
In 2013, 56% of parents said they did not think their children were learning well enough, a number that has risen to 63% in 2014.
Despite all this, the number and size of American schools remain relatively high, at about 10,000 students per school.
These schools serve around 8% of the population, but account for half of the national income.
If we privatise these schools, the money they pay for teachers and for their equipment would be used to provide better education to more of our students.
Private schools could also provide better services for students, such as more flexible schedules and longer summer holidays.
Even with the cuts in state funding, public schools have continued to operate under the same set of conditions.
Schools do not have to pay teachers or administer school events, but their finances are also limited.
The cost of running a school is very high, with many schools having to operate at half capacity.
This means that they do not always have enough money to run their programs.
This is not sustainable for our