This is part 16 of a series; part 15 is here.
In part 9 of this series, I described a mechanism for making charity more efficient, thereby enabling people to fund education and healthcare directly without any government intervention.
One reader expressed concern that some parents might neglect their children and not make an effort to get them basic education and healthcare.
My response is that I think it's reasonable to have a law that prosecutes any parent/guardian that does not take reasonable steps to get their children basic education and healthcare. If anyone knew a child that was being neglected in these areas by their guardians, they would be able to report them and the police would follow up on the leads.
In other words, I support a law that punishes parents for neglecting their children in the areas of health and education, but I do not support government-funded education as part of the solution to this problem.
The next part of this series is here.