How can cities and counties cut costs? Turn over tasks to volunteers. This is happening all over the USA today.
This is what Alexis de Tocqueville said was basic to America in the 1830s. It’s coming back.
It will be possible soon to run the public schools mostly with volunteers and online academies like Khan Academy. The volunteers will keep an eye on students, who will teach themselves at their desks. The voluterrs will not have to be certified teachers.
The number of certified teachers required to tutor students will be minimal. The greatest teachers will be online and free. All the school districts will need are a few super teachers and volunteers to keep order.
The teachers union will scream. But in an era of tight budgets, their screams will do them no good.
The cities can and will cut spending. They have no choice. The pension fund obligations are killing them.
Then they will cut the pensions. They can declare bankruptcy to get out. But that means firing employees.
The trend is toward volunteering. It’s a very good trend.
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