Elite opinion matters; it is the foodstuff of mass public opinion. And it is of particular importance when the composition of elite communication begins to shift. ... When an issue that used to be considered free-market fringe is embraced as a moral litmus test for politicians by liberal editorial boards, the issue-argument has been won. That's certainly not to say the policy war has been won, but an important battle toward realizing that goal has been.
The opposition's intensity and moral certitude is bleeding out one program at a time. School choice is no longer an abstract proposition; faces and lives are attached to the 24 private school-choice programs in 14 states and the District of Columbia. ...
Choice opponents are on the wrong side of right and the wrong side of history.
Thursday, April 2, 2009
'School choice support has mainstreamed'
"Support for school choice has mainstreamed, and it's only a matter of time before the political barriers are brought down," Adam B. Schaeffer writes.