School Choice Gets Celebrity Backing
The Walden media movies Won’t Back Down, which comes out tomorrow, has teacher unions livid. Lead actress Viola Davis defended school choice to Jay Leno:
I am a parent. And as a parent, I have a child and I know that the only way she’s going to get a part of the American Dream is through education. And so if that great education is a public school, I’m going to send my kid to the public school. If that great education is a charter school, I’m going to send my kid to a charter school. If it’s a private school, I’ll send her to a private school.
I think that it’s about wanting do what’s best for your kid.