Imagine if stores only sold one size of shoes and clothing and the government regulations would not

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Imagine if stores only sold one size of shoes and clothing and the government regulations would not allow the availability of any other sizes. Although this may sound a little absurd or over the top, it is exactly what is happening with our education system. As Americans we tend to revel on the freedom of choice and much to our delight this involves choosing what shoe size or clothing size that us best. But let us take just a moment and look at our public school system. For many years, the public school system has employed and used a one-size-fit all approach to educate our nation’s children. As the 21st century neared, the disadvantages of this system began to surface. The number of students that began to fall behind began to increase…show more content…
It is understandable that many people would be hesitant to make changes to the public school system because we are naturally resistant to change. Those who are opposed to school choice are concerned that public schools would be exchanged for profit based educational corporations that are tailored to be primarily motivated by money and not the education of individual students. Others are concerned by what appears to be government sponsorship of privately owned religious schools through the funding made available by various school voucher programs. We should however those opposing school choice for they are demonstrating a genuine concern for the education of our nation’s children, however, the overwhelming evidence suggests that the school choice is a step in the right direction for our children. One characteristic of charter schools that are privately owned is that they focus their success through measureable achievements and accountability. Imagine again the one size fits all store, how could they stay in business if another store offered various sizes of shoes or clothing? Simple, they would not be able to. Not when faced with competition that provides an element of choice for its customers. Looking back at things, the traditional public school system had no competition. There was no incentive to improve the quality of education primarily because there was nothing to

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