But parents and education reformers have long recognized that this is not the reality of our current education system. Public charter schools, open enrollment, traditional public schools, magnet schools, and private school choice have been tirelessly fought for to allow low-income families to escape failing public schools where achievement is low and violence is often high. After all, our equal system wasn’t supposed to determine a child’s future because based on a ZIP code.
“It’s ridiculous to even believe that if you expect less from someone, you’re going to get more,” said Alicia Rucker, a D.C. mother who sends her children to public schools, according to The Washington Post.
- American Federation for Children | Alliance for School Choice, MSG