Thursday, February 2, 2017

Shouldn't be that hard of a choice

"The state and national debate over education policy often comes down to whether our priority should be the welfare of school districts or that of individual children," OCPA distinguished fellow Andrew Spiropoulos aptly observes today in The Journal Record.
If you think it’s more important to hoard money so school districts can pay higher salaries, buy materials, or offer improved facilities, then you need to cut off families’ avenues of escape from standard district schools, no matter how poorly the district schools are serving these children. If you care more about the lives of individual kids, you want dissatisfied families who can’t afford private schooling or can’t move to have many options from which to choose, accepting that the state funding allocated to that child will go to the new schools. Is this really that hard a choice?

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