Private schools are the basis for successful education programs around the world. In particular if the only other option is a well funded, Failing public system. The privatization of public schools with vouchers and a voucher system for public schools could introduce amazing results through competition. It will never happen in the US because with competition there are clear winners and losers and the public system and its advocates are afraid it knows where it will fall. If parents and students are given the freedom to choose many are afraid of the choice that will be made and the implications and loss of power (government) attributed to that choice.