School Choice Beats Forced Public Education

Far too often we see celebrities lining up for the liberal school unions who want to monopolize the way our children are educated. We see men like Matt Damon, who sends his kids to an expensive private school, argue that low income children should be forced into their local public schools. The problem for many of us is that the school districts we live in don’t deserve our loyalty. Following the liberal model, millions of parents are daily forced to send their precious children to failing schools that are doing more to corrupt their children than they are to educate them.

It’s time for parents to have the power to decide what is best for their child’s education. It’s time for parents to have the power of choice.

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“By the end of this message, another child will drop out of high school,” the ad begins.  “Our system is failing our children.  Too many kids aren’t getting the quality education they deserve.”

schoolchoice“Let’s build a system where every child gets a great education,” it continues.  Every child, no matter their zip code, no matter their income, no matter their race, no matter what. Let’s give parents the power to choose the very best school for their child.”

“Join us, it’s time to help every family, it’s time to help every child, it’s time for educational choice.”

As with so many issues, the liberals are wrong when it comes to education. The answer is not to pump more funding into failing schools. The answer is not to allow bad teachers who don’t care about what they are doing to entrench themselves in their job as if they are “entitled” to the paycheck they receive. The answer is not to force children to stay in schools that are destroying their lives instead of educating them. The answer is school choice. The answer is to close failing schools, fire failing teachers, and to strengthen those schools who are succeeding at educating our children.

In education (as in healthcare, business and so many other things) more choice — not less — is ALWAYS better.


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