“Hypocrisy is alive and well in Washington, DC,” says Montessorian Marsha Enright. Nothing new there, but this is the Obamessiah we’re talking about! In this Wall Street Journal opinion piece The Obama-Elect comes out against vouchers because “Although it might benefit some kids at the top, what you’re going to do is leave a lot of kids at the bottom.” And at the same time The Obamas themselves have chosen a private, $30,000 per year Quaker school for their own girls.
What a hypocrite! As Enright says here:
I am for the privatizing of all education. In private education, children have the best opportunity to get the kind of education they need.
However, I'm incensed by those who send their own children to private schools, yet are against steps towards educational freedom for those without the current means to go to a private school.
Exactly. It’s the same old “Good for me, but not for thee,” isn’t it.
And by the way, just for those who think this is an endorsement of vouchers, it’s not. Enright’s criticism of this is spot on:
I AM concerned about using vouchers to expand educational freedom because they are doled out by the government...which inevitably means government oversight...and it's consequent leveling-by-regulation of whatever it controls. I'm worried that, with vouchers, private schools will need to conform to government standards, instead of individual school goals and innovations.
And their differences will end up being wiped out. Andrew Coulson at Cato describes the problem in the Netherlands, and offers a solution.