I wrote in 2010 about a Democratic state lawmaker in Oklahoma who wants politicians and bureaucrats — not parents — to choose schools for children. As he put it, parents "may think they know what's best, but do they?" And yesterday on Twitter, a Democratic political consultant in Oklahoma was similarly forthright with his antipathy to parental choice.
@brandondutcher because Oklahoma parents are ignorant and stupid 80 percent of the time.
— Michael Carrier (@MDCarrier) December 8, 2014
I disagree. And I continue to believe that Oklahoma parents have the right and the responsibility to choose schools for their children.