Candidate for Lt. Governor in NC:

"The parents are unaware of the things that need to be taught in certain grades. That is fine for a very educated parent [...] but the average parent trusts the school system to educate their children"
This is a paternalistic argument against school choice

The reality is that families know more about their children's needs than bureaucrats sitting in offices hundreds of miles away

Families also have stronger incentives to make good decisions for their own children.

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9 Oct
hey @JoeBiden do you support funding students instead of institutions
oh wait
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9 Oct
Newport-Mesa Unified public schools were supposed to open in person on Monday

But the school board voted 5-1 yesterday to further delay reopening

Yet again, thousands of families are left scrambling at the eleventh hour.
It shouldn't surprise us that support for school choice is rising

The public school system is leaving families out to dry

And families are starting to demand their money back from that system.
Families are figuring out that there isn't any good reason to fund institutions when we can fund students directly instead.
Read 6 tweets
9 Oct
K-12 public school staffing growth since 2000:

Teachers +8%
Principals/Asst. Principals +33%
Administrative Staff +75%
Student enrollment growth over the same period: +7%

Administrative staff grew over 10 times as fast as the number of students in public schools.
Read 4 tweets
9 Oct
South Carolina Supreme Court just blocked the governor from funding students directly for K-12 education

The court ruled that would use public dollars to directly benefit private schools

But the state has two state-funded Pre-K programs that can be used at private institutions.
Why would anyone attack funding students directly at the K-12 level but not Pre-K or higher education?

It's simple: the power dynamics differ.

Funding students directly threatens a monopoly when it comes to K-12

But choice is already the norm when it comes to pre-K & higher ed
Here is one of the state-funded pre-K programs in South Carolina

Public dollars can be used by families to send their children to private institutions.

By the South Carolina Supreme Court's logic this program should be eliminated.…
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9 Oct
The South Carolina Supreme Court blocked the governor's decision to fund students directly

The court ruled that would use public dollars to directly benefit private schools

That's nonsense. The primary beneficiary is the family.
Pre-K funding can be used at private institutions

Higher education grants can be used at private institutions

Food stamps can be used at private institutions

Is South Carolina going to eliminate all of these other grants as well?🤔
Of course not. Because this is about protecting a monopoly at the expense of low-income families.

Notice how the plaintiff's attorney prioritizes the system over the needs of families:

“This is an important decision that upholds the integrity of our public education system"
Read 7 tweets
7 Oct
Thank you for recommending School Choice Myths @conservmillen Image
“School choice is one of the most pressing civil rights issues of our time. If you care about equity, justice, compassion and opportunity for America’s children, then you care about school choice—and you need this book."

- @conservmillen
"This guide is an invaluable defense of education choice policies that can shape the country for the better for generations to come.”

- @conservmillen
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