Monday, April 25, 2005

Heritage Foundation Choice Report

The Heritage Foundation is all gushy over school choice. Their annual "Progress Report" can be found here.

Progressives in the politics of education have to find ways to side with those parents -- usually urban minorities -- who are disgusted with the public school system while not caving to conservative interests who would hand our public schools over to private companies or religious entities. There are good ways to do this. But we absolutely cannot let the conservatives -- here represented by the arch-conservative Heritage Foundation -- own this issue. We cannot simply advocate the status quo (or even the status quo plus more funding). Some choice is good, but only choice that will benefit and strengthen our public system of education.

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