OPINION: Parents Need a Private School Option When Public Schools Fail

Following the closure of several charter schools in New York, parents may have to choose between enrolling their children in traditional public schools or in private schools that they may have difficulty affording.  Larry Sand of the California Teachers Empowerment Network says in UnionWatch that large numbers of public school teachers in urban areas choose to send their children to private school while their own students lack the same opportunity.  Sand says vouchers enjoy strong support from Hispanic and African American voters and would increase access to quality education.

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