This past week our new President went out with his Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos promoting school choice for the masses of America.
At first glance this sounds like a positive thing. Being able to choose a school one wishes to go to and be a part of. The President and the new Education Secretary tout disadvantaged children and increasing access and the importance of this.
And this all sounds ideal and perfect until one looks at their choice. A private school is chosen. A private school with religious leanings is chosen. A private school with either yearly or monthly tuition is chosen. A private school which ‘selects’ who may attend is chosen. A private school which 9/10 people can ‘choose’ but will be rejected.
This initial demonstration is one which illustrates just what the vision of the future of education – if they are allowed to shape it – will look like.
Only the ‘Chosen’ will be selected.
And the rest of America?
What of them?
For context, the school chosen? St Andrew Catholic School of Orlando. http://saintandrewcatholiccommunity.org/school/
Tuition per child 5900 a year or 544.55 per month for 11 months. Registration fee of 250 (non-refundable).
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