Elections, or Personal Choices?

Some lawmakers think that state law needs to be changed to deal with obscenity in the classroom. The school board association thinks that school elections are the answer.

How about an alternative? Give parents greater choices over where they can send their kids. If they think that their kids can profit from a discussion of, say, Toni Morrison, go for it: send them to the government-run schools.

On the other hand, if they would rather that the kids not take a class with such items in the curriculum, then send them to a school that doesn’t include them.

Right now, such disputes turn political, either in the legislature or in school board elections. How about we turn them over to the marketplace of consumer choice?

Source: House bill targets “obscene” materials in schools, Wichita Eagle.

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