More parents should fight for, not flee from, public schools

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By Washington Examiner

When one reads that third graders in Evanston, Illinois, are being taught that “white culture shows up in the way we think about family structures” and that a belief in a “normal family” consisting of “a mom, dad, son, daughter, and pet” just “isn’t true,” the instinct is to take one’s child home and find another school. Millions of parents faced with critical race theory curricula are doing exactly that. The number of children attending public schools has fallen roughly 3% over the last year, representing about 1.5 million students.

Years ago, only those parents wealthy enough to afford private school could afford to pull their children out of public school. But the school choice movement has been wildly successful over the past year, with 14 states passing laws that make it easier for parents to choose which schools their children attend. The numbers supporting school choice have never been higher, with 74% supporting the right of parents to use the tax dollars designated for their child’s education as they saw fit.

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