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"I never got into this to give someone like me $6,500 to send their kid to Marquette High School. "This is where I get off the train, I'm not going to go anywhere in America and fight for a program that subsidizes rich people." -- Howard Fuller, longtime Milwaukee school choice advocate, on Gov. Scott Walker's plan to eliminate income eligibility limits for the program.

The rationale for school choice, expounded by Fuller and others, was to give poor parents the same opportunity as rich parents to send their children to the schools of their choice. 

The argument was that rich people already had school choice, and were sending their children to non-public schools, while low-income parents had no choice and were forced to send their children to low-performing or failing public schools.


April 11, 2011 - 7:49pm