Perils in the Carnegie Forum Report on Teaching Baird, Charles W.

Dr. Charles W. Baird contends that the best way to reform public education is to break up its monopoly. A free market economist, he would like to see the market for educational services opened up and a tax credit or voucher plan instituted that would make it financially feasible for parents to enroll their children in private schools. He suggests that one of the major stumbling blocks to the Forum's approach to reform is that, in essence, it prepares to turn over the public education system to the teachers and hence their unions. He would prefer a competitive sytem of private schools guided by the entrepreneurial discovery process geared towards providing cost-effective, reasoned education.