While the debate still rages over the Supreme Court’s decision against using race as a factor is assigning kids to school, Ross Kaminsky says liberals are missing the big picture:
Instead of bemoaning the Court’s decision as “overturning 50 years of progress”, people who actually care about African-American kids’ educations, which excludes teachers’ unions (how can a group who fights against schools being able to fire bad teachers be taken seriously as a force for progress?), should, if not cheer the ruling, at least recognize it as their best chance to make a radical change in education policy — a change which could actually help those Americans who most need it.
One obvious change is the wider introduction of school choice and vouchers.
What is ironic is the same people who are complaining about the court’s decision are the same people who prevent giving black Americans the choice they want:
According to the study, “a large majority (69 percent) of black elected officials oppose vouchers, while a large majority (60 percent) of the black public support vouchers.” (Source.)
Allow the market to work in education and you will see a vast improvement in the quality. Let’s end the government monopoly.