Saving School Choice?

August 30, 2007 1 min read

“Scholars need to abandon the stance that [school] choice will inevitably prove itself, and get to work on the obvious problems,” Paul T. Hill writes in a recent Education Week Commentary.

Overcoming the school choice movement’s obstacles, Mr. Hill argues, will require new investment strategies for public and private funds. He also recommends developing innovative instructional techniques, teacher and administrator training, and charter-management organizations, as well as working with the business community to learn ways of handling staff turnover without compromising quality education.

What do you think? What are the school choice movement’s “obvious problems”? How can they be overcome?

A version of this news article first appeared in the TalkBack blog.