School choice advocates pay lip service to poor and mostly minority children.

The school choice movement claims over and over that they
are selling their snake oil so poor and mostly minority families can have the
same choice, the choice to abandon public schools that richer families have.
They think if they repeat this lie often enough then people might just believe
it.
Friends, they aren’t giving vouchers so poor and mostly
minority kids can attend the same types of schools people like the Obamas and
the Bushes send their kids too. You know the ones that believe in the arts,
don’t rely on standardized tests and wouldn’t let common core through their
gates. Not by a long shot.
They are steering these poor kids to schools in abandoned
strip malls, ones with teachers without degrees and that teach creationism as
science. These are the schools, 90 percent of which are religious, that they
want taxpayers to pick up the bill for.
Now are their some good private schools that take vouchers? Maybe,
possibly but the truth is who knows as they and their supporters resist
accountability and saying they are required to take some test, doesn’t pass
muster. Why do they resist even the most basic of accountability measures, and
why can’t one be for teachers to have at least some sort of degree? I believe it
is because they know their house of cards will crumble.
Their choice arguments are designed to do one thing and one
thing only and that’s to weaken public schools because they know once they are
gone they won’t be coming back.

Come back school choice advocates when you want to
make all schools like the cathedrals of learning that the Obama children go to
but until then especially since you resist accountability like you resist
kissing somebody with a cold sore, fewer and fewer people are buying what you
are selling.  

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