Does school choice—corporate Charter versus Public schools—reveal the racists and segregationists among us?
Parental choice #1: Seeking a school for their white children so they will not have to attend classes with black or brown children.
Parental choice #2: Seeking a school where their wealthy children will not have to attend classes with poor children.
Parental choice #3: Seeking a school where children will be taught Intelligent Design, but not evolutionary biology.
Parental choice #4: Not allowing their children to be vaccinated.
Parental choice #5: Smoking in the house and car while children are present.
I could continue for quite some time with the hypotheticals, but let’s turn to what we know about parental choice and education.
A 2007 study by a pro-school choice organization in Wisconsin reached the following conclusions:
Taken as a whole, these numbers indicate significant limits on the capacity of public school choice and parental involvement to improve school quality and student performance within MPS. Parents simply do not appear…
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