It’s National School Choice Week, and I’m a proud proponent of school choice. All parents want what’s best for their children, regardless of their zip code. Shouldn’t they be able to choose where their kids go to school? Wouldn’t competition elevate standards in all schools?
I keep thinking about that New York City school where the principal drives a BMW and wears fur coats while the kids go without books. Why are we protecting those schools? The United States is supposed to be the land of the free, shouldn’t that mean parents should be free to decide where their kids are educated?
Mr. LC and I moved to the town where we now live to escape the Syracuse school district. Not everyone is able to move, or come up with tuition for private school. But our tax dollars are being spent to keep children in failing schools.
The good news is, Americans are making progress in bringing about more choice in education. Just watch the story of South Carolina mom Lisa Stevens who went out and started a charter school that has been a great success.
We’re always hearing about how this, that and the other thing is “for the children,” but when it comes right down to it, the best thing for our children is making sure every child gets a quality education.
If you want to really do something for the children, support school choice.