Reports that a British government official proposed that the royal yacht for Queen Elizabeth be funded with public money has stirred up anger in a time of austerity.
In the US and UK, public school teachers must be 'certified,' which requires a long and strictly regulated process. In American charter schools, and in private (or 'independent') schools in both countries, principals can select teachers without this background.
Britain's education reformers should learn the lessons of Sweden's school voucher system.
Shadow Schools Minister Michael Gove MP has flip-flopped on whether Britain's education policy should include for-profit schools.