Our friend State Senator Jason Nelsen of Oklahoma is out dispensing a whole lot of common sense — again.
Earlier this week Jay Greene’s Blog included an interesting exchange between Nelsen and a reporter interviewing Sen. Nelsen about his proposal to provide parents in Oklahoma with Education Savings Accounts (Read entire interview by Oklahoma Watch here).
The reporter asked:
Q: If the students who are left in public schools are the least likely to succeed, doesn’t it almost guarantee those schools won’t do well?
I’ve got two children in public school. I’ve not yet talked to any parent that sees their child as a funding unit for the public school system. None of us see our kids that way. It’s silly to make an argument like that: “Your child needs to come to this school because they’re a funding unit and we need to have that.” The people who are leaving are the people that aren’t getting their needs met. If you’re happy, then you’re going to stay. If the school’s not working for your child for whatever reason, you should have no obligation to stay
I can’t add anything to that.