I received notice today of the passing of Martin Duggan, a marvelous man who dedicated much of his long life to helping parents enroll their children in schools that would give them a better chance of succeeding in life. It was a noble cause that benefited literally millions of children across the U.S., only a tiny fraction of whom will ever know the name of their benefactor.
Accordingly, half of the state’s lowest-performing schools are located outside of Chicago’s borders in Aurora, East St. Louis, Rockford, Springfield, and Waukegan. Surely the family members of students in these districts want the option to have their loved one attend a higher-quality school, realizing just how important a quality education is for their child’s future.
Last week was National School Choice Week. Negative vibes and views about school choice whether achieved through vouchers, charter schools, Educational Savings Accounts, or by other means are quite common.
[Editor’s note: In celebration of National School Choice Week, this is cross-posted from “The Pullmanns” blog at Ricochet.] If anyone is interested in policy issues that can appeal across party[…]
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