On Sunday the Chicago Tribune, that city’s largest and most influential newspaper, added its voice to the growing public chorus calling for school choice in Illinois.
School choice has had a long, difficult road in the Land of Lincoln. Strong labor unions have successfully beaten back all proposals to give parents an option to the current public school monopoly. However, Tribune editors — like people everywhere — see the wreckage created by the current failing system of public schools and are asking legislators to give parents the freedom to make their own choices.
It’s time to stop letting luck, wealth or your zip code determine who gets a good education.