If education is truly "for the children" and not for union members, teachers' salaries, and benefit packages, then why would anyone oppose methods that improve education? We know the answer, don't we? Individual liberty and choice outperforms forced statist conformity every time. And, in this example, it outperforms at half the cost. While I am a strong proponent of homeschooling, charter schools and competition could improve "public" education and would, at least, be a step in the right direction of giving parents more control and government and bureaucrats less. Here is an idea that is crossing party lines, as it should, and as this excellent video demonstrates. It's just common sense.
I'll have another related post coming later today or tomorrow morning. Who would you prefer educate your children, the Tea Party or socialists? Stay tuned.