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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."

Posted by Rick Garnett on January 27, 2014 at 09:01 AM in Garnett, Rick | Permalink