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Playing With Fire - School Choice Within Public Education
When Public school boards allow parents to choose a school to isolate them from the mainstream they diminish the unifying power of our public school system. Discuss how we can allow for choice within a public system, but still educate all in unity, not separation.
Here is the link to a previous post I reference in the podcast regarding the gensis of my views on this issue. Is Anyone Sending Their Kids to The Nice School Down the Street?
I find it ironic that public school boarads would go down the road of school choice when it is the catchphrase of those who oppose the universality of publicly funded education. I do explore ways in which choice can be done within a mainstream system, but when you allow certain groups to isolate themselves in their education - we all suffer.
In fact, if you support public funded separate schools you don’t believe in the universal values of public education. You want school choice, but you don’t want to pay for it or put in the work to make to the public system better.
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