A zip code shouldn’t have to determine a child’s future. There are numerous ways to hinder a child’s educational progress, but the most significant is to trap them into going to a failing public school. Republicans have been striving for school choice for some time, but Democrats have been fighting against it every step of the way.
Because Democrats HATE school choice. And don’t let them fool you-it’s not because school choice will ‘defund’ or ‘weaken’ public schools. They hate school choice for completely self-serving reasons.
HERE ARE FIVE REASONS WHY DEMOCRATS HATE SCHOOL CHOICE:
1. TAKES STUDENTS AWAY FROM THE CONTROL OF THE STATE
If public schools lose students to private or charter schools and homeschooling, it means that the state has less of a grip on the upcoming generation. The easiest way to indoctrinate the next generation in support of liberal ideology is to have them in a public school for a large period of time during their formative years. Students and parents being able to choose the educational option that is the best fit takes many away from the indoctrination agent that is public education.
2. ADMITS THAT THINGS AREN’T GOING SO WELL IN LIBERAL-RUN CITIES
If the whole debate over the need for the Electoral College proved anything this past election cycle, it is that the major cities of the United States are primarily controlled by liberals.
In addition, you don’t usually hear about the failing schools of small town America (although there are major exceptions); you hear about the failings of the public schools in big cities. Since school choice would primarily benefit those in the cities and that is pointed out, Democrats feel that it is a direct attack on how they’ve been running things for the past several decades.
I mean…they’re right. It is an attack on their absolutely failing methods.
3. DEMOCRATS BOW TO TEACHERS’ UNIONS
Democrats kiss the feet of unions, particularly teacher’s unions. Teacher’s unions are known for corrupt and questionable behavior. They also REALLY hate school choice as it is a direct threat to their agenda, no matter how beneficial it is for the students. Democrats don’t want to anger the teacher’s unions, and therefore, will fight against whatever they want.
4. LEFTISTS DON’T LIKE EDUCATIONAL RACIAL EQUITY
You know, for a party that advocates for affirmative action methodology constantly, the Democratic Party truly is not that supportive of racial equity within the educational system. Not only does school choice allow students to choose a private or charter school or homeschool, but it allows them to choose a better public school that’s outside of their district.
For example, African Americans are one of the populations most negatively affected by lack of school choice. By allowing minority students the freedom to choose their school, they are able to gain a better education than the stereotypically failing school within their district has to offer.
5. TRAPPED, IMPOVERISHED POPULATIONS MAKE GREAT DEMOCRATIC VOTING BLOCS
Ultimately, tying all the former reasons together, Democrats oppose school choice because it makes it harder for them to win over key voting blocs. Think about it — if a student is trapped into poverty because of a terrible education given by their failing public school, and a Democratic politician comes along offering them a leg up or something free, who do you think they are going to vote for?
Unfortunately, we still have a ways to go in this country before freedom sounds better than free stuff. Democrats don’t only hate school choice because that puts them in the good graces of the teacher’s unions; they hate it because it traps people into poverty, and allows Democrats to gain votes via cheap promises that they don’t even necessarily have to fulfill.
School choice is the moral option. We owe it to the next generation to ensure their educational success.