School choice has been one of the most important civil rights issues of our time. But the need for school choice has become more urgent during the pandemic, as students who have been denied access to in-person learning struggle and fall further and further behind.
The COVID-19 pandemic has awakened millions to the ugly truth that in our public schools, students often come last. Nearly a year into the pandemic, far too many public schools are still not open.
Students need the interactive and immersive learning experience that they can only get from in-person schooling. But the public school teachers unions’ top priority is serving the bureaucracy, not students and families. Meanwhile, at the same time as public schools are fighting to stay closed, private schools are fighting state regulations to stay open.
We can’t allow our students to fall behind. We must stop these senseless policies and save our nation’s children before it’s too late.