Should all schools be privatized?
Do you believe that all schools should be privatized, or just that there should more competition for the public schools? I believe the problem with private schools is that they concentrate too much on just academic results and exam scores. They would only want to get the best students, and the way to do this would be to cut down on sports and other social events and get students to concentrate solely on their test and exam scores. This will mean that their scores on exams will rise, allowing these schools to charge higher prices for student enrollment, and basically helping the rich at the expense of the poor. So the education system would overall be in an even worse state than today. Students would leave school not having experienced such things as football and other sports and activities that help people learn to work in a team and to communicate with others. I would like to hear your opinion.
In a libertarian society, some schools might indeed emphasize academics. Others, however, would have strong sports orientation because many people, like yourself, value an education with such a team-building component.
Of course, some schools might choose to teach cooperation and communication by other means (e.g., helping students create and run their own businesses). Children, especially those from poor backgrounds, are enthralled by learning how to earn money. Indeed, one libertarian who teaches in an inner-city school has become a big hit with his students by showing them how to become entrepreneurs.
Some private schools might indeed charge high tuition. However, studies show that today most private school attendees come from the lower classes, not the upper ones. Public schools today are fine in well-to-do communities, but treacherous in the ghettos. Private schools often cater to the poor who want more for their children than an inner-city government school education. In a libertarian society, with lower educational costs and better-paying jobs for parents, quality schooling for the poor would be more common, not less.
For details on what our educational system would look like and how it would be paid for in a libertarian society, see Chapter 10 of my book, Healing Our World.