Monday, October 29, 2007

Thinly veiled call for educational choice?

The Commercial Appeal editorial linked below by Shelby County Mayor A.C. Wharton and Harold Ford, Jr. is titled: "Parents are key to improving education." Looks like they favor giving more power to parents...thats a good first step:


Clearly, schools are in a time of profound change. But for a century, one thing has not changed -- their one-size-fits-all approach.

Because public schools have a monopoly, they have not been challenged to find the kinds of breakthrough innovations that are needed for every child to receive an effective education.