The entire article by Osborne, (WaPO 6/19) is straightforward disinformation -- his entire “argument,” rests on deliberately confusing the critical difference between the private & public spheres -- the very different aims, roles, and purposes of each! Public and private mean the opposite of each other, and are antonyms. Conceptual confusion flourishes & results in antisocial policies when these different categories are used carelessly! Public refers to everyone, the common good, the general interests of society & means inclusive, open, and non-rivalrous. A public good is benefits everyone, whether they use it or not. Private means exclusive, not inclusive, not shared... nor accessible by all.Osborne has been a relentless supporter of privately-operated low-transparency charter schools, which are notorious for being corrupt failures, unaccountable, segregated, & deunionized."