The pandemic exposed the ugly truth that, in our government-run public schools, students often come last.
It’s time to put kids first. It’s time to give parents a choice in how and where their children learn. And it’s time to allow education funding to follow students.
During the pandemic, teachers’ unions and union-supported school board members fought to keep public schools closed, while private, parochial, and other schools found ways to serve students in person and in creative ways, like pods and flex schedules.
Parents need leverage. They deserve more control and better options when it comes to their children’s education. We should fund students—not bureaucracies.