September 1, 2023 11:48 am

One Question: What’s Behind the Politics of School Choice?

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By Carol Burris

The simple answer is the destruction of our democratically governed public schools. The concept of “the money follows the child” plays nicely into the rightwing, libertarian goal of having families, not taxpayers, pay for K–12 education. 

This scheme would allow politicians to, over time, reduce how much each family gets without community input. The rich will enjoy elite private education; the poor will receive minimal educational services. 

You can read Carol’s piece in The Progressive here.