Jack Norman Jan. 4, 2017 MJSentinel
Why do school choice advocates want to build quality schools at the expense of public education?
The discussion about choice, public and charter schools is plenty heated. Let’s not pollute it with fake news.
Case in point: William Flanders’ and Corey DeAngelis’ misleading Dec. 26 commentary promising nearly half-a-billion dollars in benefits from the creation of a single private K-8 school in Milwaukee (“School choice: Nearly $500 million in benefits,” Opinions).
I’ll get to that piece later. But, first, a reminder of what the debate about public “versus” choice schools is all about.
The problem for public school advocates isn’t that choice advocates want to build quality schools as alternatives to Milwaukee Public Schools. Kudos to them for that.
It’s that in order to achieve that goal, too many of them want to do it at the expense of public education.
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