Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Karen Francisco writes about education for the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette. Whenever I see her work, I wish I lived in Fort Wayne, so I could see everything she writes. She is one of our most thoughtful commentators on the subject of education.
In this article, she ponders the complexity of school choice.
What happens when parents want their children to go to a school even though it has low scores?
What should public officials do? What are the tradeoffs between accountability and choice?
What should we expect of public officials who say on one hand that parents know best, but then proceed to shut down a school that parents love?
How should we balance priorities?