Is School Choice A Band-Aid for Broken Families?
While I am in full support of school choice, I cannot help but think how it's a potential Band-Aid for the actual problem: broken families.
We all understand how education can be a great equalizer for children but we at times talk about it as if it's a math equation: child + good school = good future.
What we are missing are all the intangibles that would create this successful adult.
If a child has no interest in school and no reinforcement of educational standards, it makes it extremely difficult for any educator to persuade that child otherwise. At the same time, teachers aren't supposed to be the standard setters, their parents are.
My book "Black Victim To Black Victor" discusses how single-motherhood is a losing and unfair situation for any woman to be in. These women have to work long hours or two jobs, sacrificing the nurturing & raising to a degree since there is no father to contribute.