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When School Choice Means School’s Choice

Parents of students who are “harder to educate” may have a hard time getting schools to reply to their emails about how to apply.
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Children should have equal access to a high-quality education. It’s a popular talking point among both the left and the right because it’s non-objectionable—yet it’s far from the reality of American primary and secondary education. As the landmark Reagan-administration report, , “If an unfriendly foreign power had attempted to impose on America the mediocre educational performance that exists today, we might

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