School board chair admits school choice improves quality

I pledge to use the following quote every time I talk about school choice and competition and encourage you to do the same:

“In the past, public schools could assign students to wherever they wanted to because parents couldn’t make a choice to leave the public schools,” [Wake County school board Chairman Tom] Benton said. “Now we’re trying to make every school a choice of high quality so that parents don’t want to leave.” (Keung Hui, “Wake County school system seeing fewer new students than expected,” News and Observer, December 8, 2015)

The chairman of the largest school district in North Carolina just handed school choice advocates a timely Hanukkah gift and an early Christmas gift.

Terry Stoops / Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies

Terry Stoops is the Vice President for Research and Director of Education Studies at the John Locke Foundation. Before joining the Locke Foundation, he worked as the progra...

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