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