Lefty types generally believe they – and the government – know what’s best for you and your family. They are also naturally inclined to dislike that which is successful. In North Carolina, between teachers’ special interests and the one-size-fits-allers on the left, you have incredible obstacles to the expansion of charter schools and school choice reforms in general.
But check out this story from Colorado:
In an effort to draw back students from charter schools and schools outside the Denver school district, district schools will receive cash if they successfully attract new students. The schools will receive $1,395 for each new student, but to receive the money, the school must have a net gain of students. Superintendent Michael Bennet said the bonuses are designed to motivate principals to recruit students into DPS traditional schools. The district has lost more than 8,000 students in the past six years.
So let me get this straight. To make up for the inadequacies of their traditional public system, they’re having to pay families to return to schools parents have already determined are inadequate? Stunning. Give the parents just a little bit of choice and the government has to bribe families with their own money to make them second-guess themselves.