A frequent complaint of the government's education monopoly is that too many parents are uninvolved in their children's education. To me that complaint has always rung hollow. It's like the fellow who whacks you on the foot with a hammer then chastises you for walking with a limp. How can parents be expected to be involved when the government gives them virtually no control over the who, what, when, where, why, or how of their child's education?
Well, as my friend John LaPlante points out in a new article, school choice is one way to get parents more involved.