WASHINGTON — Sweden, which was a pioneer in deregulation of public education, may be rethinking its progress. A key private education firm went bankrupt and apparently left 11,000 Swedish students in a sort of education purgatory.
Reuters reported that Sweden is a prime example of deregulation in education and how it benefitted the Swedish students. But, what lawmakers do not consider is pushing the students left in limbo into other education initiatives and organizations.
Also, a quarter of Swedish students attend public-funded, but privately-run schools. And, half of those schools are run by private equity firms. The Socialists and Green Party politicians are clamoring to condemn these free-market principles.