Mises Institute presents a study whose results are fairly unsurprising for any who is not a socialist or member of a teachers union. The study
showed that private schools are more efficient -their students perform better at lower costs- than public schools and moreover that the presence of private schools in one locality improves the efficiency of government schools too, presumably because of the pressure from competition.
The only real surprise was the study's source: the department of education in Socialist Sweden. As you can imagine, the powers that be were not amused by the results:
The teacher's union became enraged at the results as was prime minister Persson and education minister Ibrahim Baylan .
The end result, though, was ENTIRELY predictable. Did anyone in power change behavior or their opinion? Nope, they just hid the report and moved on:
After [education minister] Baylan publicly blasted the report (needless to say without using any real factual arguments) the Agency for Education officially disavowed it and simply withdrew it from their web site and stopped giving out the printed version of it.