Corey DeAngelis: COVID-19 Is Super-Spreading School Choice
The lockdowns in response to COVID-19 have upended no part of our lives more than education, where virtually no K-12 schools are open for business with full-time, in-person instruction. The result is something approaching pandemonium for students, parents, and educators alike, all of whom are scrambling to make sense of a system that no longer seems capable of doing what it’s supposed to do.
The one constant? Critiques of school choice—especially by wealthy, well-connected liberals such as Samantha Bee, the host of the popular commentary show Full Frontal on TBS. In a recent segment called “How The School Choice Debate Is Failing Our Public Schools,” Bee took a dark view of alternatives to traditional public schools, warning that “private and charter schools can be especially problematic because some states have virtually no oversight over them.”
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