Column On “Choice”

A thought-provoking column on the current “choice” legislation under consideration in the South Carolina House.  The quote from the column below hits on issues I have consistently raised about this legislation.  What I don’t understand is why the proponents of this bill refuse to build in any legitimate accountability as to the number of economically disadvantaged students served and their performance as compared by the same test measure to students attending public schools. 

http://www.thestate.com/2012/03/20/2199663/compromise-school-bill-still-a.html

Beyond that, this faux free-market plan would help only those particular poor children whom private schools choose to admit and whom private scholarship-granting organizations choose to help and whose parents have a way to get them to and from the private schools and pay at least a quarter of the tuition themselves.

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