19th 2008
More Types of Schools to Choose From, Like More Flavors of Yummy Ice Cream

Posted under School Choice

So I’ve already written once today, but I just had to let you know about this Education News Colorado blog post. Why? Because not only does the author Karin Piper give a great argument for school choice, she does so by talking about ice cream.

What do I mean? Here’s a little sample, or scoop if you will, to whet your appetite:

A great ice-cream parlor caters to the varied needs of its ranging customers with equal appreciation, just like a sound school district is inclusive of the needs of all its students.

Have you ever been paying for your treat and had some guy hiss at you that your chocolate ice-cream purchase is hurting the sales of strawberry custard? Has someone told you they think less of you for not preferring their favorite ice-cream? I am going to guess no.

So why do some criticize other families for attending different kind of school than theirs? Should we expect parents to sacrifice the schooling choice best suited for their kid, because one type of education should be fine for all? If we flooded all the kids into one type of public school, what are we really accommodating- the kids’ varied needs or some desire to make others conform?

That’s a winning argument, and a yummy one, too. Now if they only will serve us ice cream at school….

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