"When freedom enters, the slaves are the ones that benefit the most. Yes, the poor get richer."Bank on it.
I wrote and posted in a thread at the PURE Reform Blog about school choice within Pgh Public Schools so as to make ALL of our high schools magnet schools so as to end all feeder patterns for high schools in the city.
Here is the whole post, placed here, slightly out of context. Sorry about that.
When freedom enters, the slaves are the ones that benefit the most. Yes, the poor get richer.
Same too with "open enrollment."
It is CRAZY to say that the rich will get richer with choice among schools in PPS. CRAZY.
Presently, there is very little balance. Balance isn't the goal anyway. Fight for balance and then find all at the bottom.
BTW, the real rich (as a class) are not in PPS at all.
With this plan, (well, there isn't much to point to in "THIS PLAN" other than to say the end of all feeder patterns for high school students in PPS) ALL the KIDSs are put into good schools. NOBODY will go to crappy schools. Now plenty are forced to go to bad schools and with choice, the bad schools will need to do a better job -- or else die.
There will NOT be a large group of parents who choose to send their kids to NO SCHOOL -- for whatever the reason. Think again.
The REAL nasty cycle that is very hard to end is FORCE. We end force with CHOICE. We end slavery with freedom.
BTW, we do do single race schools in USA -- its often found in suburbia. The dangerous territory is silly talk that makes little sense.