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    Why school choice is essential to ensuring racial equality


    President Joe Biden’s vision of renewed unity among Americans can never be achieved without education equity for students of color.

    Lenny McAllister
    Opinion contributor



    As Americans, we pride ourselves on an inherent ability to make our own choices and manage our own lives. That self-determination is a foundational tenet of our democracy, something we guard jealously.

    Except in public education.

    Over the course of our nation’s history, public education has never truly been a place where everyone is empowered to manage their own lives. And this is especially true for low-income families and for Black and brown students.

    In areas where schools are chronically underperforming and families have little education choice, there are also fewer living-wage jobs and the school-to-prison pipeline flows all too freely.

    This is why education equity remains the civil rights issue of our time.

    President Joe Biden’s vision of renewed unity among America’s diverse population can never be achieved without education equity for students of color as a cornerstone of public policy. Education is the most reliable route out of poverty and has always been a prerequisite for justice, fairness and opportunity in America.

    Education equity is the bridge from where we are to where we want to be as a nation.

    ...
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

  • #2
    The reason they don't like vouchers or school choice is because the badly run schools would soon be empty. And it's easier to just force kids to go to them rather than fix them. Socialism at work.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Sparko View Post
      The reason they don't like vouchers or school choice is because the badly run schools would soon be empty. And it's easier to just force kids to go to them rather than fix them. Socialism at work.
      And the reason it WOULD work is because those schools being "emptied" would have to wake up to the harsh reality that they weren't doing something right, and need to fire their Superintendent of Schools, or hire better teachers, or dump their teachers union or....

      It's like a restaurant that has bad food and/or bad service --- they need to make some serious changes or they'll go out of business.

      Somehow, our bad schools get by with just screaming "WE NEED MORE MONEY".
      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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      • #4
        I was on a school board many years ago, where our local school district had several schools that were seriously underperforming.
        Their excuse was "funding".

        I (and another person who was like-minded) talked the rest of the school board into targeting the schools that were doing great, and rewarding them, and making the underperforming schools step it up.

        I have referred before to the teacher who showed up to class drunk, so he got promoted to principal, since the school board didn't have the guts to fight the teachers union to fire his butt. He still showed up to work drunk on occasion, so they created a new position for him called "curriculum consultant", and he got a RAISE.

        I did my best to convince the rest of the board to fire him, but they dug in and said "he only has 1 more year before he's fully vested and can collect his full pension".

        I lost that battle.
        "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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