Former D. C. Teacher Union President Embraces Vouchers

Former Teacher Union President George Parker has changed his mind about vouchers, believing it should be all about the kids.  His editorial appears in The Tennessean.

For many years I opposed school vouchers, also known as opportunity scholarships. Now I strongly support legislative efforts in Tennessee to give parents this powerful tool to improve their child’s education. I can no longer in good conscience stand with those who would rather see poor children remain trapped in inferior schools than support innovative ideas like opportunity scholarships that will offer some a way out.

No one should ever be trapped in a failing school simply because of where he lives. Yet that is the sad reality for thousands of Tennessee families.