The battle is over, and school choice won

The controversy surrounding U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has brought into stark relief the battle lines in the debate over educational choice in America. Opponents of educational freedom continue to assert that choice is risky, unproven, and dangerous to public education systems. Broad educational options, they say, must be stopped or rolled back. These opponents seem woefully unaware that they are fighting a battle they’ve already lost.

The current state of educational choice in America makes clear that while bitter skirmishes continue, the war for educational choice—public and private—is over. Choice won.

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