AOC Accidentally Makes Case for School of Choice
Article from Reason by Christian Barnard.
At a Bernie Sanders campaign rally last weekend, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D–N.Y.) inadvertently made a powerful case for educational freedom.
The young congresswoman shared a childhood story about how her family made financial sacrifices to leave the Bronx and buy a house in Westchester so that she could attend school in a higher quality district. “My family made a really hard decision,” she remarked as she lamented the inequities of the school system. “That’s when I got my first taste of a country who allows their kids’ destiny to be determined by the zip code they are born in.”
Ocasio-Cortez correctly identified the problem: A better education shouldn’t only be an option for families that can buy property in other districts. And she’s right to call out a school system that has historically shortchanged minority communities.
But the policy remedies she offers would only make the problems with our education system worse. Her quick pivot to advocating for expansions of government programs to reduce income inequality reveals how Ocasio-Cortez views problems in the education system: as only a piece of a larger puzzle. Giving disadvantaged kids access to a better education, in her view, can only be done through comprehensive reforms that minimize differences between school districts in the first place.
But why are sweeping reforms the only solution? Disadvantaged families shouldn’t have to wait until the democratic socialist vision for America is fully implemented to have a better education for their kids. In fact, it’s far from clear how any of the reforms championed by Ocasio-Cortez and Sanders will challenge the public education status quo at all.
Read the entire article at Reason.
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AOC should try her hand as a hooker… Shes not worth a sheet as a Politician.
VOTE RED & PRAY
she’s been there done that !!!!!!
If a democrat runs it the schools with be in Chaos. patronage jobs to repair buildings,graft,payoff will only result in the Poorer districts getting worse. never fails look at Baltimore,Detroit and Atlanta as well as NYC’s . they can’t even FIND the money the taxpayers give them Billions!
Apparently her parent’s sacrifice moving to Westchester so she could get better schooling was wasted. She obviously didn’t learn anything up to and including college. That parents should have a choice where to send their children should be allowed. Charter schools have been a reasonable alternative. Of course, certain of those trying for the democrat nod are against Charter schools which suggests desire to dumb down our youth; thank you Pocahontas Warren. Anyone in their right mind should think more than twice about voting for this miserable liar.
Her parents wasted a lot of money. She’s still dumb as stone!
We agree, this is one of the most stupidest human that has ever opened her in editorial mouth. I wish someone would PUT a sock in it. If you can find a big enough one. STYPID STUPID
AOC is proof that putting a stupid child in a good school will only produce a stupid adult with a prestigious degree and a head full of bad wiring.
AOC-Adolescent Oppressive Communist is a prime example of what’s coming out of our education system. The indoctrination of our children is starting at a very young age and the finishing touches are completed in college. The Dept. of Education should be abolished and given back to the states.
Common Core i.e. Communist Core is a failure. Our children need to learn about our History as well as world history. How do we know were we’re going if you don’t know were we’ve been. These days most college students go to college to get stupid.
ROFLMAO……..liberal public schools of any kind do not educate, they indoctrinate only.