Friday, April 15, 2016

Education policy in 'the next conservative movement'

If conservatives "can look past their own nostalgia," Yuval Levin writes, "they will be well positioned to grasp the appeal of a politics of decentralization and diffusion, and thus to offer solutions suited to the society America has become."
[C]onsider primary and secondary education, where the old progressive model was the universal public-school system—offering one product to all and administering it in as centralized a way as public opinion would permit. The new conservative approach would instead direct its resources to let parents make choices for their children and allow the education system to take shape around their priorities and preferences. 

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