Saturday, March 22, 2014

Parents Stand up To Bullies

Today, Croydon held its School Choice meeting hopefully your family took the time to attend.  If you did not attend contact a school board member or one of the choice opportunities for more information.   

Parents must be vigilant and protect the choice that was voted in by Croydon taxpayers.  There will always be bullies that will want to eliminate school choice as they do in other communities.  

"Get ready for the bullies. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder sued to stop school choice in New Orleans, arguing that it was getting in the way of the federal government’s 1975 court-ordered desegregation plan. When parents protested that they wanted to be the ones choosing their kids’ schools, not the Department of Justice, Holder’s lawyers told the court that parents lacked the standing to make their views known.
If anyone has standing in their child’s education, it’s parents. And parents in New Orleans said that racial balance was less important to them than being able to choose a school that educates their child. Ultimately, Holder had to give up." Read more about this story at Boston

Cathy Peschke
Grammatical errors are left as an exercise to my readers.

“Our goal is to have a system in which every family in the U.S. will be able to choose for itself the school to which its children go.  We are far from that ultimate result.  If we had that — a system of free choice — we would also have a system of competition, innovation, which would change the character of education.” - Milton Friedman
— CNBC Interview Transcript, March 2003

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