Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Choice: Not the Magic Bullet


While I am a proponent of "Choice" schools, my advocacy was never founded on the idea that having a parallel system of schools would "improve" MPS.

And it doesn't.

Or at least, it doesn't when you eliminate private schools or charter schools from the study-base.

The new report ...does not discuss parents who select private schools in the publicly funded voucher program or charter schools that are not affiliated with MPS.

...and THOSE are the "choices"--voucher schools and perhaps charter schools--which offer a real "choice."

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