January 27, 2014
Jeb Bush: "We Need School Choice Now"
Yes, we do. Happy Catholic Schools Week! As fmr. Gov. Jeb Bush writes:
The Ma Bell model of public education has failed.
Parents want better options. That is why more than 6,000 charter schools are serving about 2.3 million students. More than a half-million children are on waiting lists. In our urban centers, there is a glut of space in schools that parents don’t want and a dire shortage of space in schools they do want.
And there’s a reason for that. The children who benefit most from choice are disadvantaged students who are losing out in traditional public schools.
As I wrote, at Public Discourse a little while back, this is a matter of "simple justice."