Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Most Will Choose Good Public Schools First

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Most Will Choose Good Public Schools First

Article excerpt

Conservatives often say we need school choice, but what happens when people choose public schools?

Because that's what the overwhelming majority of Americans have done for years. Only 10 percent of U.S. students go to private or parochial schools. Around 5 percent go to charter schools.

The lion's share of our kids go to public schools - not because they have no other option, but because that is what we've selected.

It's been this way for generations. Most Americans pick their local community schools - the same schools where Mom and Dad and Grandpa and Grandma went, schools where our aunts and uncles serve as school directors, where teachers aren't nameless cogs in a machine, but a rite of passage whom most everyone knows and loves.

We prefer that our kids go to the schools at the heart of our neighborhoods where people meet for bake sales, after-school programs, adult education classes, student productions of Broadway musicals and a plethora of sporting events. …

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