Don’t Steal: the Government Hates Competition

An exasperated columnist sees DC schools mired in corruption and demands school choice.

The time for dithering and churning out studies that end up on warehouse shelves is over. Every parent, politician and school official needs to put up or shut up. And if, as many of the students who testified suspect, nothing will change, then at least do this: Give the kids their money back — nearly $25,000 per student that the D.C. government claims it spends to educate them each year. They’d do better hiring a private tutor or enrolling in some boarding school far from here.

I was recently at a school choice conference in Newark and the number they quoted was $18K/student. But $25,000…that’s…something else.

Casey Lartigue has more.


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