There is a wonderful (and succint) interview with John Stossel in the July 3rd issue of the Western Standard.  He hits the usual issues of global warming (overly hyped), Kyoto (ineffective) and victimhood (rewarded by government).

But his brief take on public education was exceptional:

WS – What myth are you most pleased about exposing?

– That the education of the children is best left to a government
monopoly.  I found teachers saying education has to be run by the
state, it’s too important to be left to the free market.  But
that’s because we take the free market for granted.  Government in America couldn’t even count the votes in Florida correctly and yet we think the government has to educate children.  It’s such folly.