School choice, but with one condition

New York City is home of the nation’s largest school district.  It’s not surprising, therefore, that pressure is building for parents to be able to choose the school their children attend (“Lessons for Kathy Hochul on improving education,” New York Daily News, Jan. 13).

I support parental choice of schools, but I hasten to point out one important condition: Private, religious and charter schools must operate by the same rules as traditional public schools.  There is nothing inherently superior about these schools.  It’s just that public schools must accept all students who show up at their doors and cannot expel them except for the most egregious behavior.

It’s time to change the rules so that parents can make the proper decision for their children.

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