Everybody agrees that educating our youth is a moral obligation, and a vital basis for renewed economic growth.
Yet, very few in our political class have the courage to stand up to the special interests who want to maintain a government-run school monopoly. Look at the broken Providence School system. Parents need answers for their children today, not reforms that may help students five or even ten years down the road. Educational freedom is the answer.
Just look at the kids in this video, and tell me how we can deny them a better opportunity to improve their chances to go to college, to build a career, and to succeed in life.
Empowering parents with greater choices when it comes to determining the best educational path for their children is not only supported by strong moral arguments, but can also lead to a net positive fiscal impact on the bottom line of public school districts, very different from the math of charter schools.
Parents in Rhode Island must take a stand. Now is the time to demand greater options and educational freedom, so that every child can have a bright today. School choice is the best solution for fixing the broken school system; we cannot afford to wait.