Spotlight: Defending school choice

By Libby Sobic and Susan Mitchell

Ruth Conniff, the former Progressive Magazine editor, is distraught at the creation of the Wisconsin Coalition for Education Freedom. Her view is that Wisconsin’s public schools are functioning smoothly with high levels of satisfaction. Groups like ours are merely distorting reality in order to “dismantle” public education, and “bankrupt” the massive public education system.

The truth is less sensational.

Supporters of school choice, including our Coalition, simply want parents to have the right to decide what is best for their own children – whether that be one of Wisconsin’s many excellent traditional public schools, a public charter school, or a school that participates in one of the state’s parental choice programs.

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