If David wants to start a private school, he must slay four Goliaths [in California]:
The State Environmental Quality Act, which imposes several obstacles to acquiring a piece of land or modifying a structure on that land;
City zoning requirements, which impose restrictions on the location of the private school;
City parking requirements; and
State and local building codes, which deal with the school building itself.
Plus, of course, tuition will not be free. But we frequently underestimate the role of "micro-regulation" in stifling competition and innovation. Read the whole thing, courtesy of the Reason Foundation.