Up until now, the argument for charter schools has been that they will “save” poor black and Hispanic children from their terrible public schools.
We have often heard the claim that the proponents of charter schools are leading the civil rights movement of our era.
But now it seems the civil rights leaders want to move to the suburbs.
Not to save black and brown and poor children, but to offer more consumer choice to the children trapped in successful suburban public schools.
Mike Petrilli at the conservative Thomas B. Fordham Institute explains here why this is a good idea.
What do you think?