Picture a family of four in an inner city, dad makes about fifty grand a year, mom works at home with a small side business, and they can’t afford anything but public school for their kids, a school which they see as woefully lacking.
But Rudy Giuliani propones school choice for these families, receiving perhaps eight grand per year per child to be used only to send the kids to a private school if they so desire. Families line-up to get their kids in pilot programs for choice, which are huge successes, but the public school lobby screams and hollers at these pilot programs, because they know their public schools can’t compete against these private schools.
So, lower income people, would you like to have about eight grand per year per child to send them to a good school? And when many families begin to benefit from this, the public schools will get the message and begin to improve their product, good ol’ supply and demand.
Rudy has a big advantage over Hillary on this issue. Hillary wants government school monopoly, thus insuring the continuance of mediocrity (at best), while Rudy seeks school choice which will result in better schools. Spread the word, Hillary loses big on this.