Listen to parents

If there is one thing I’ve learned about education, it’s that parents of all races will not sacrifice their children on an ideological altar. I thought about that truism again after reading about how school boards are refusing to listen to their wishes (“Today’s School Board Fights Recall the 1970s Busing Battles,” The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 12).

Busing was the issue that divided the country in the early 1970s.  It was no more on display than in Boston, when a federal judge ordered integration of the city’s public schools. Today, it’s seen in the controversy surrounding critical race theory. Just as forced busing caused many parents to enroll their children in religious and private schools, critical race theory will likely have a similar effect.

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