Friday, March 09, 2012

Or Maybe We'll Just Move to Cranston

I can't get too excited about discussion over whether liberals should home school or send their kids to private schools (or public, or charters), etc. I occasionally get myself knotted up in the options and the annoying chance-based nature of urban public education in Providence, but then I remind myself that if things don't work out, we can always move over the line to Cranston for a free public education and everything would be pretty much fine without any lottery-based madness.

Regarding private schools, there's already a powerful disincentive -- they're really expensive! I mean, if people are already looking at option A, which is free, and option B, which could end up costing north of $500,000 to educate two children through high school, and their decision is "I'm not going to even try option A," well, who am I to try to talk them out of it?

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