I received an email with a copy of this blog by a parent in Iowa who happens also to be a law professor.
He is justifiably incensed that the people, the policymakers and the legislators who love choice have taken away all his choices as a parent.
He wants his kids to go to a school where there is no high-stakes testing, but he doesn’t have that choice.
He wants his kids to go to a school where teachers are allowed to use their professional judgment, but he doesn’t have that choice and neither do the teachers.
He wants his kids to go to a school where his children have time for physical activity and play, but he doesn’t have that choice.
He wants a school that has not been pressed into a standardized mold tied to standardized tests, but he doesn’t have that choice.
He has a proposal for real choice. Read the blog to see what it is.
As I read his ideas, I realized that if he lived in New York City or New Orleans and perhaps other cities, there is one other choice that he would not have: the choice to send his children to a neighborhood school. Our elites have decided that choice should not be available in their new marketplace of choice.