Conservative writers frustrate me – on school choice

From Star Parker at TownHall:

The bottom line: When parents have choice where to send their child to school, their children perform better in reading and math tests.> More.

Reality check: Of course school choice works better. It works better for the same reasons as car and dentist choice work better. But that’s not the point, dammit!

The point is to support an ever-growing mob of union teachercrats, irrespective of outcome. It’s unclear how many graduates of today’s tax-funded compulsory school systems will be needed in the workplace anyway. They are needed right now (!) to produce a salary for the union teachercrats up and down the line. The more they fail, the more money will be shovelled at them.

That’s how the system works.

Homeschooling and school choice are a problem precisely because they produce better academic results.

Could people like Star Parker quit acting like this is all new or a big surprise?

Will the day ever come when we can start talking about these things honestly without the pious pretense that it has anything whatever to do with academic results?

Probably not, because there is money to be made off the illusion on both sides.

See also: Conservative writers frustrate me! Why don’t they “get it”? EngLit grads don’t need to know EngLit. They need to know current political correctness. Period.

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  • Alain

    Home schooling and school choice (vochers) are a big danger to teachers’ unions and union thugs. Oh, and I should add more than a few useless bureaucrats.

    • Exactly.

      Teachers’ unions need to be abolished or at least severely de-clawed.

  • QiPo

    Our kids jerked out of public “education” when 6 and 7. She and son made it to and through university with honors. She is a new mom building a coffee empire. Son AF contractor. We pray for our nation to go and do likewise, if possible. Home schooling is fabulous! Jump off the Dept of Ed Titanic and gain control over your life and your kid’s future! HS is a life preserver in the leftist shark infested sea of learning. Be strong, stay focused, and bypass all the b.s. of governmental (and I do mean “mental”) nonsense. Help our nation by rearing young men and women of both reason and virtue. G_d bless you.