Frequently Asked Questions

Einstein once defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

We keep trying to fix our nation’s broken educational system by imposing solutions from the top down, leaving out the three most important participants: parents, teachers and students.

Our nation’s educational system is a national disgrace. Allowing this to continue is both insane and immoral.

Our proposal is straightforward and simple: Put every parent in America in charge of the public money used to educate their children so they can choose where their kids go to school.

We urge Congress and the president to pass and sign a law now requiring every state and school district that accepts federal educational funds (that’s all of them) to provide Educational Freedom Accounts for every K-12 student in their state or district. The accounts would equal 95% of the average money spent per pupil in that state or district. Can’t be done in an election year? We’re still paying the president and members of Congress to do their jobs, aren’t we?

Our proposal wouldn’t increase the national debt because it doesn’t change the amount of money spent.

Our children would receive better educations.

And the concept isn’t new. Congress regularly passes laws putting restrictions on federal funds as an incentive for state and local governments to adopt certain policies. That’s why we have a national drinking age of 21 and uniform interstate-highway speed limits, for example.

What is new is that parents and teachers would gain greater control over the education of our children. Schools would be forced to improve to be competitive. Those that don’t will go away because parents will vote with their dollars to send their children somewhere else.

Simple and straightforward? Yep. In fact, it’s so simple and straightforward that we often get questions and comments from people who agree with the logic of what we’re saying but who figure there must be a catch somewhere.

Here are some the questions and comments we hear, along with our responses.

Who We Are

End the Education Plantation is a temporary nonprofit organization founded by John Conlin of Littleton, Colorado, because he’s seen first-hand the harm being caused by our nation’s schools. We are a grassroots organization with one and only one goal: Give every parent in America the opportunity to send their children to schools offering a quality education.

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