Saturday, November 8, 2008

Compition Factor of School Choice

When going down the cereal isle at any grocery store there is hundreds of different brands to choose from. Why are these companies always coming out with new flavors, improved ingredients and tempting ascetic gimmicks? The answer: COMPETITION. This same marketplace philosophy of improvement though choice MUST be applied to Missouri schools.

With parental choice options public schools will be forced to finally begin must needed system-wide revamping to maintain students. Private schools will also be motivated for high-quality achievement in order to entice local families. With a school choice model, children win. They would no longer be stuck in failing schools.

Some try to argue that school choice will hurt public schools—which is simply not true! Great schools will not be affected. (Aren’t there still Cheerios and Wheaties?). It is only the schools that are currently unacceptable that will be forced to improve.

Though the future of our children is obviously an extremely more important and sensitive subject then breakfast food, today’s economy forces even the most passionate institutions to face this market-driven society. The bottom-line is: our children deserve a first-rate education and this is possible using school choice!

School Choice: A Market Approach to Education Reform

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