Some people don't like when their taxes being spent on somebody else. In the United States there was even a political movement in the south against "internal improvements" or roads. There was a big study released recently that compared private and public schools in the states. The study adjusted for socio-economic factors. On NPR they were discussing this, in a segment Study Questions Merits of Private Education, in a their usual even handed way. Which meant first they had on a reporter from the education beat. Then they brought on two experts, one was a even handed moderate but the other was a Bushite on kept complaining about plots by "teacher unions".