The culture war fight over our children’s education has grown to a fever pitch and continues to impede the actual purpose of our schools – educating the next generation.
To short circuit the culture war, we call for implementation of school choice throughout the commonwealth:
- Counties and Cities should move to funding students rather than systems, and allow funding to travel to schools based on the decisions of families rather than bureaucrats;
- Currently existing public schools should no longer have geographic exclusivity in attendance zones, and should allow for choice throughout a county or city;
- The state should cease its insistence on test-centric and test-metric educational models and instead help move all localities toward Teaching to Mastery.
- Teachers should not be subjected to micromanagement from state officials nor subjected to police-state level surveillance, but instead schools should be directly accountable.