The New York Times carried this moving column recently on school choice at work on the ground in what may be America’s most troubled school system – Newark, NJ.
We have always been pro choice on schools, while maintaining that the nation’s public schools must be exemplary but that private and parochial schools ought get their fair constitutional share too. Often, we have been hit – unfairly – with the charge that we are out to help only our own. This piece shows, in stark, all too human terms, that this is not the case. We welcome a debate on its merits, but this ought to remind us all what the human cost of failure is.
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