26 April 2006

Skool Choys

This was always my argument against school choice and vouchers:
"Many of the most empowered parents and families are removing their children. What's left, in even working-class communities, are schools filled with the least empowered families. Families with the least parent involvement to offer, families with the least help with homework to offer.  There's been a continual outflow for at least 10 years, and it isn't stopping now."
School choice is great for involved parents and motivated students - also for students who want to play sports on a different team or go to school with a boy/girlfriend - but they don't do anything for the VAST majority of poor, inner city students.

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