Rights and Choice

I don’t know if any of you have seen this story–about a mother in Ohio who misrepresented her home address in order to qualify her kid for a better school than their neighborhood school, got caught, and got sentenced to jail for her efforts. It’s quite a story, and it’s raising quite the rustle, with more than a couple of writers and thinkers suggesting that she might be the Rosa Parks of education, as here and here.

And while reading about that story, I stumbled on this one about Robert Moses who is working on the idea of a constitutional right to a “quality education” (I’d like to see how the Supreme Court would define that) and a new math curriculum, to boot.

Read and discuss, please.

From last week’s Public Education Newsblast ( http://www.publiceducation.org/newsblast_current.asp

One thought on “Rights and Choice

  1. Ahhh, the stories I could tell you of how many of our Chicago brethren have done far worse to get their kids into the schools of their choice. Much of it was illegal, but moreover, nearly all of it was immoral. I’m hoping the Rahm is going to figure some of this out and soon. Changes are coming….

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