Patricia Levesque: The only parents that matter are the ones that send their kids to charter and voucher schools.
When you boil it down that is basically what she is saying. She says parents will hold choice schools accountable with their feet, the ability to walk away. Well friends what about all the overwhelming amount of parents that have complained about the proliferation of high stakes tests? Why can they be marginalized and ignored? If choice is so important why can’t they opt their children out of the tests or better yet since parents want to get rid of them, why don’t we?
The reason? Because if we got rid of high stakes testing then kids would return to public schools in droves. The choice movement cannot afford to give up their manufactured crisis if they hope to survive.