Thursday, December 13, 2007

Checker's confused concept of choice

Dear Editor:

If only parents were not fools.

In "How to boost Ohio's charter schools," Chester (Checker) E. Finn Jr. presents an odd case for school choice. On one hand, he appears to support the concept, yet, on the other hand, he questions its viability. You see, Finn believes in choice only as long as parents are choosing his favored solution. That parents would choose otherwise is considered a market failure. Or, a parental failure.

To Finn and his ilk, parents are not suited to guide children to adulthood, which is why Finn and Co. fights for a national curriculum; a curriculum that they hope to force on everyone.

An odd concept of choice to say the least.

Jim Fedako

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