Paradox: The best thing about this George Will article surveying the progress of school choice around America is that it’s woefully incomplete.
There’s nary a mention of last year’s victories in Rhode Island, Iowa, and Utah nor the evolution and consolidation of programs in Cleveland, Milwaukee, and Florida. Even in mentioning New York, Will misses the latest Democratic proposal for school tax deduction which came out only yesterday.
Now, to be sure, these victories are still small, the pace of progress is too slow, obstruction continues and setbacks still occur. And yet there is absolutely no question about which way the wind is blowing.
The question is how quickly and how deeply increased school choice will take hold. Or, to put it another way, how many more generations must we throw away before parents can choose the best schools for their children?