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  •  Parents and students are desperate for choice (0+ / 0-)

    because they can't all afford to move.  The anti-choice crowd has succumbed to magical thinking.

    If Healthcare Reform will be so unpopular, why is tangerine man so upset about it passing?

    by theran on Sun Mar 28, 2010 at 07:41:39 AM PDT

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    •  Quite the opposite actually (2+ / 0-)
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      I agree that "parents and students are desperate for choice".  The reality, however, is that those families who cannot afford to move to pricier neighborhoods actually end up with far fewer choices once families transfer out and enrollment declines.

      Those you label the "anti-choice" crowd are actually the opposite.  They are striving for a system that allows all students to have the maximum number of choices - rather than the wealthy having all the choices and the poor having little.

      I should mention also, that in Portland Public Schools there will still be focus-option schools, with enrollment open to all.  This provides students a choice to select a school that offers specific programs in his/her particular area of interest.

      Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King, Jr.

      by nandssmith on Sun Mar 28, 2010 at 07:57:14 AM PDT

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