This letter in the N&O offers a perspective on the issue of school diversity efforts that needs wider airing.
But in any case, the pursuit of diversity, even if it were to produce a gain for some, requires continuous government coercion. Perhaps it’s an opportune time to ponder on a less intrusive way to boost achievement. In organizing public schooling, we’ve been unwavering in our allegiance to the key principles of socialism: central planning by remote authorities and government monopoly in delivery of the service.
We permit no free-market dynamics in public schooling. The consequent rigidity, frustration, loss of freedom and lack of innovation has not much distressed us.
Perhaps it should.
Well said, Tom!