(Guest post by Greg Forster)
In OCPA’s Perspective I respond to unions and their allies in Oklahoma spreading myths about school choice – that it’s costly, unproven, etc.
My personal favorite is the guy who argues choice is bad because poor parents are lazy and shiftless:
Those children blessed with engaged and motivated parents will take their public tax dollars to whatever education venue they choose. The exodus of privileged children from the public school system, particularly in urban areas, will exacerbate the growing gap between the haves and have-nots, and restore an era of separate and unequal schools which will do irreparable harm to our nation.
Any similarity to racial stereotypes is no doubt purely coincidental.
But remember, the fact that the technocrats spent the last ten years working to build a coalition with these kind of people in no way reduces Peter Meyer’s moral authority to lecture Jay Greene about the evils of racism to distract from his inability to respond to Jay’s argument!