- Funding good school districts everywhere is important. We can see how important it is to people because there is a huge premium in real estate where schools are better. Families seek out better school districts and they are willing to pay to be in those districts. This ends up being unfair because marginalized families are priced out of those districts and are not able to attend the schools they would prefer to attend.
- School choice doesn't work because it is very difficult for families - especially marginalized families - to "shop" for a school. They don't have the time or the ability to know, really, which schools are better, so the idea that they have a choice is sort of a misnomer. They will end up in schools that are underperforming, just because it is so difficult to accurately audit the schools to know which ones are performing well for your children.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The problem with school choice?
It has recently occurred to me that many people who object to "school choice" policy programs hold these two opinions in their heads at the same time: