Education is best provided by the free market, achieving greater quality, accountability and efficiency with more diversity of choice. Recognizing that the education of children is a parental responsibility, we would restore authority to parents to determine the education of their children, without interference from government. Parents should have control of and responsibility for all funds expended for their children's education.Bishop asks, "What do you think would happen if the education plank were enacted?"
The short answer is that literacy rates would rise dramatically and professional football and basketball teams might have to pay for their own training camps rather than have the taxpayer do it.
A longer answer entails the reality that a plank as sweeping as this one is would not be "enacted." We could move in a direction that has the fruition of the plank as a goal. Vouchers that refund tax money to parents who choose alternatives to the public school system is one possibility that allows experimentation with other options. It would not take long to ascertain which alternatives produce better results; in fact, there is lots of evidence that a number of alternatives to public schools produce better results.
Since I am very lazy, I have scanned and posted images below from David Bergland's Libertarianism in One Lesson (sixth edition, 1993). Very likely, the ninth edition has further information.