Thursday, October 07, 2004

Expanding school choice 

I'm buried in papers to read, so meanwhile go and read Craig Westover, the new shining light of the Pioneer Press and a columnist who blogs, as he discusses school choice.�
School choice� as it exists today is school choice within the existing system augmented by charter schools and magnet schools, which are also part of the centralized system. What is needed is �school choice� that doesn�t financially penalize (with the double whammy of taxes and tuition) parents who want to remove their children from a system that changes �glacially� and place them in more innovative private schools. There no reason for public schools to proceed faster without competitive pressure.