Choice Without Quality Is Not Choice

It is School Choice Week.

As the Betsy DeVos, a strong supporter of school choice and President Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education prepares to take over the Department of Education, advocates of school choice have reason to be excited. But, there is one thing that Black and Brown families need to pay attention to. As choice rolls down from Washington, remember that it is not just about having choices, it is about having quality choices.

As Mastery Shoemaker principal, Sharif El-Mekki put it in the Notebook…

If you don’t push accountability as a lockstep with choice, then it’s a false choice.

Choice without quality is not choice.

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