THE EXTERNALITIES OF EDUCATION
1. Identify and discuss three (3) externalities (positive or negative) of public education.
2. Craft a short 1-2 paragraph argument in support of or against the existence of public K-12 school
systems versus a purely private K-12 schooling system based on your analysis.
Your assignment must:
Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all
sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your
professor for any additional instructions.
Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s
name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in
the required assignment page length.
The specific Course Learning Outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Use economic analysis to describe the social costs and benefits of government and public policy
Identify the relationship between economic activity and the resources available in a society.
Use technology and information resources to research economic problems and issues.
Write clearly and concisely about economic problems and issues using proper writing mechanics.