Reader: School choice is the only way to bring about radical change the education system needs
Our recent post about Fox News contributor Michelle Malkin appearing at an education-reform event during the time when President Barack Obama was delivering his State of the Union speech set off a vigorous debate about fixing broken public schools. One reader wondered why we're even debating the positive attributes of school choice at this point.
I really think school choice is the only thing that will bring about the radical change that we need to see in our education system. Having more magnet schools will help as well. Although, I have to say, as a parent, I was positively FURIOUS after leaving the required meeting for our local magnet school (D'evelyn). Why? Because it is all that a school SHOULD be. It is a successful program with stringent academic standards, and it is also a public school. So why aren't the rest of the schools following suit? I just don't get it!
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