Monday, March 26, 2007

Politicians and school choice

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said:

"What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say."

Clint Bolick makes an interesting point in his column Curious Logic. He says so many politicians are against school choice for others in the form of vouchers or a similar arrangement, but will practice it themselves by placing their children in private schools. Clint is focusing on Democrats, but I expect that many politicians from both sides of the spectrum who are against school choice have no problem sending their children to good schools.

They take our tax dollars in the form of a salary, and use our money to send their children to private schools. But they won't support vouchers which allow parents to pick schools the parents feel is best for their children.


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2 comments:

christinemm said...

This is just another case of the elitist mindset of someone thinking they know what is best for someone else or for "the common good" yet are living in a way that they have options available to them which the 'common man' does not have and so they make different choices than the 'common man' does not have access to.

It gets me so angry, when a person in political power to set policy for 'the masses' fails to either have empathy for 'regular Americans' or else fails to use their power to take their own empathy and transform it into a better policy for the masses.

It bugs me when someone says "it's not good enough for my child but it is good enough for yours".

Janine Cate said...

How true.