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Moral Bankruptcy

Thomas Sowell, The American Spectator

Charter schools represent a huge opportunity for many low-income, minority youngsters who have very few other opportunities for a better life. But, to politicians dependent on teachers’ unions for money and votes, charter schools are expendable. In various communities around the country, charter schools are already being prevented from moving into empty school buildings, which would allow them to admit more children from waiting lists. Denying these children what can be their one chance in life is a new low, even for politicians.