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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

School choice is a bad choice

Contrary to what Jeb Bush thinks, educating a child is not the equivalent of buying milk and choice just for choices sake is a bad choice.

Vouchers don’t provide better options and charter schools despite numerous advantages as a group doesn’t perform as well as public schools. Isn’t the reason we have both is so there will be better options for parents?

That’s what’s been sold to the American public anyways but the truth is we have both so people who are more concerned with their bank accounts can get rich.

The solution is to fix the problems in public education and here is a hint odious teacher evaluations and high stakes testing won’t do it, rather than to line the pockets of people to whom the bottom line is more important than our children. 

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