Now here's a novel insight: Greg Forster, a senior fellow at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice, in making the case that school vouchers deliver substantially more educational improvement than charters, argues:
- The Obama administration’s pro-charter rhetoric has been more than just talk. Charter caps are being lifted because the administration really does support charters.
- A critical mass of their political base on the left has embraced the principle that parents should be put in charge through choice.
- People on the left are turning to charters because they don’t trust the blob any more and they want a reform that doesn’t rely on the honesty of politicians.
An educational revolution in the making? Perhaps too soon to be optimistic. But Forster marshalls impressive evidence to suggest that the winds of change are indeed blowing.