Parents need charter schools that offer non-woke options

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Parents unhappy with the “woke” propaganda that permeates many public schools may think they can escape leftist indoctrination simply by using school-choice options. However, “choice” by itself doesn’t guarantee that their children will end up in schools that promote the values they prefer. 

When it comes to charter schools, new evidence suggests that many are amplifying, not curtailing, the woke values that parents seek to avoid.

Charter schools, currently the most common type of school choice offered in the U.S., often aren’t designed properly to respond to parents’ values. To open and continue operating, charters need to be in the good graces of state-selected charter authorizers who are tasked with deciding which applications for new charters should be accepted and whether existing charters should be forced to close.

Signs for a rally celebrating National School Choice Week on Halifax Mall in front of the Legislative Building

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