It may seem a stretch to attempt a school choice angle for Labor Day weekend, given teachers unions are the snag to school choice expansion. But I’ll give it a shot. The school choice advocates I know believe parents have a right to educate their children as they see fit,[Read More…]
Tag: Cesar Chavez
School choice? Si, se puede!
Cesar Chavez, the iconic labor leader, would have been 90 today. But the progressives pausing to honor him may not realize his vision of social justice included fundamental principles of school choice.
A forgotten “freedom school”
Escuela de la Raza Unida sprang from a fight for educational freedom in the Hispanic farmworker community in southern California. It’s yet more evidence of the politically diverse roots of school choice in America.
School: Such a Trip!
Expanding school choice could spur innovative options for the children of farm workers – perhaps mobile options that would allow students to learn as they travel.
Labor unions for school choice
This is the latest post in our occasional series on the center-left roots of school choice. More than 30 years ago, liberal activists working to get a revolutionary plan for school vouchers on the California ballot approached labor leader Cesar Chavez, according to one of those activists, Berkeley law Professor[Read More…]
Don’t fail schools named for heroes
by Gloria Romero Between fundraisers, President Obama touched down in La Paz, Calif., recently to dedicate the home of Cesar Chavez, the late founder and leader of the United Farmworkers of America, as a historic monument. Even I – an Obama supporter – recognized the obvious political timing of this[Read More…]