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Conservative Groups Who Oppose Immigration from Unsafe Central American Nations Advocate “Exit Path” From “Unsafe Schools”

September 11, 2018

Here’s an excerpt from today’s Politico post on public education, which illustrates how choice charlatans will use fear to generate “customers” for their “product”:

CAN SCHOOL CHOICE PROMOTE SCHOOL SAFETY? Giving students in unsafe schools an “exit path” that includes the choice to attend a private school could better protect them and push public schools to become safer environments, a panel of school choice advocates convened by the conservative Heritage Foundation argued Monday.

The discussion comes on the heels of a June reportfrom the foundation that advocates for publicly funded scholarship programs. The programs would offer students who have been bullied or attend schools with high rates of violence the opportunity to transfer to a different school of their choice.It also urges policymakers to expand a federal program that currently allows such transfers for students who are victims of criminal offenses at school.

“Private schools must cater to the needs of their customers,” Corey DeAngelis, a policy analyst at the Cato Center for Educational Freedom, said during the event. “Parents aren’t going to send their kids to schools that are not very safe. On the other hand, public schools remain open whether they are safe or not.”

He said existing or proposed Education Savings Account programs could be expanded to include a “safety mechanism” that allows students who have experienced bullying to participate, without regard to family income.

The Heartland Institute, a conservative think tank, is floating a similar policy proposal. That plan would create state-level“Child Safety Account” programs “for parents who feel, for whatever reason, their child’s school is unsafe for their child. Tim Benson, a policy analyst for the institute, said Monday that “reasonable apprehension” by parents based on school safety statistics would be sufficient to tap into the program.

The hypocrisy of these conservative organizations who are at best silent about admitting immigrant children fleeing from narco-terrorists is appalling. And that hypocrisy is compounded by the notion that public school children who “suffer reasonable apprehension” would be allowed to change schools while we separate children from Central America who have had guns held to their heads from their parents at our border.

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