October 23, 2015

ALL COMEDY IS CONSERVATIVE:

School Choice Video Riles Education Community ( Lauren Camera, Oct. 23, 2015, US News)

The video is the brainchild of Bob Bowdon, founder of Choice Media, who says he was looking to call out "status-quo apologists" in the education community.

So he did what anyone would do: He hired actors, dancers and a choreographer, rented out a studio for a one-day video shoot, and mixed an actual rap song. [...]

Under the ridiculousness of it all, however, is a legitimate argument that many in favor of school choice policies like expanding charter schools and private school voucher programs often make. Namely, that wealthier families can afford private school tuition, hire tutors or move to a district with better schools, while most families in the U.S. don't have the resources to do so.

"Why do millions of parents keep opting for charter, voucher, tax credit scholarship and education savings account programs to get their kids out of district schools," Bowdon asks. "The underlying absurdity of the joke is pretending that public education is actually designed to serve families, and that they'd actually prefer one-size-fits-all warehouse schools, rather than varied, unique, innovative schools that could specialize in serving different kinds of kids.



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