The Age reported today on some views that I might be putting to the Productivity Stream. Of course, it focussed on my “mind changing” views on reading age and I will have more on that soon (but for the record I never said, “finger painting,” I said creativity; there is a difference).
But, more conventionally for an economist, I also talked about our educational system:
Professor Gans believes governments should fund students, not educational institutions. Institutions, both public and private, should compete for students, not the other way round.
“One of the things I’ll be stressing will be how do we allow people who want to spend more on education to do so without punishment,” the Melbourne academic said.
The article also referred to Bruce Chapman’s ideas of extending income-contingent loans beyond higher education. Housing and credit anyone?