Time to end government’s monopoly on education

When every parent has a choice, every student has a chance.

The fact that a new school year is beginning after a year of pandemic shutdowns is undoubtedly a cause for celebration. But at the same time, the last thing America needs is a return to “normal” in our public school classrooms.

The COVID-19 pandemic was a stress test on public education that revealed fundamental flaws in the system that are deep, lasting, and likely to get worse.

Over the past year, Americans have seen teachers’ unions and education bureaucrats leverage the pandemic to score political victories and extort more money from taxpayers while lobbying to keep schools closed counter to CDC guidance.  These efforts needlessly exacerbated and prolonged hardship for millions of students and families.