Charter schools are the way to go for one simple reason, if they perform poorly they can be shut down, when a public school performs poorly they are generally given more money to fix the problem. The cost per student is much higher at public schools then private/charter schools. Public schools spend $13,041 per student per year while nonreligious private spends $8,549, charter $8,001, and Catholic $6,018. On top of that charter schools outperform their neighboring public schools even though there is not a difference in demographics. I still don't understand why people think poor performing over funded public schools are the answer.
Oh, I see the problem. You think local government owns the telephone poles. Nope. The *electric power company* (or sometimes the phone company) owns the poles. It's not the gubmint, it's a single private company with the power to control who gets to compete, because it owns the poles and there's no room on the street to put in more.
The government use right of way laws to force private land owners to have telephone poles on their property, they did this as the poles were for a common good. The right of way laws allowed telephone, cable and power companies all access to the poles but not ISPs. Essentially they allowed a third party confiscate property and only forced them to share with two other groups as a condition of letting them confiscate it. Then a third party comes along and can make the same common good argument but was not granted right away access.
Scientology on the other hand basically is the BMG CD club of religion.
Be nice to BMG they are charging $20 for a $10 cd not $10,000 for a $5 science fiction novel.
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