A blog post in the Washington Post criticizes states like Michigan and Tennessee for supporting the spread of charter schools, because that diverts money from the government schools:
"Policymakers have put on blindfolds when thinking about what is best for the greater good in public education."
How clueless. It's competition that leads to "the greater good" because the government monopoly doesn't educate. And more money won't help. Education spending since 1970 has nearly tripled, but test scores have remained stagnant.
By contrast, choice promotes student achievement. The Harlem Success Academy in New York City is one example.
This weekend, Fox News will rebroadcast my Stupid in America show. It gives other examples of schools that work.