Tag: John Kirtley

Bipartisanship over choice is becoming contagious

Today, redefinED host John Kirtley appears on the St. Petersburg Times’ education blog, the Gradebook, with an essay that showcases the increasing bipartisanship evident in providing school choice for underprivileged students. “For far too long, the important debate over whether we should provide private learning options for low-income schoolchildren has been a source of friction in education circles and partisan combat in political quarters,” Kirtley writes. “But when Oprah Winfrey spotlights the desperate needs of these children and some of the private schools that are turning around their lives, we can safely conclude this issue is now mainstream.”