Why Trapping Kids in Bad Schools Should Be Unconstitutional

The single most effective way to dramatically reduce poverty in America is to stop forcing children living in poor areas to attend consistently failing and violent schools.

While some states are taking efforts to open up the system by allowing parents to allot their tax dollars toward the school of their choice, many states continue to block these reforms at the behest of powerful teachers unions.

The Center for Cost Effective Government’s recently released white paper suggests it is time for the U.S. Supreme Court to hold that the system relegating poor and minority students to failing schools is a violation of the equal protection rights these children possess under the Constitution.

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