Op-Ed: How Right-Leaning Entrepreneurs Became the Champions of Equity for Low-Income Students

Originally published at Townhall

There is no doubt that free-market enthusiasts—armed with a love of competition and individual liberty—have a successful track record of leading on traditionally progressive issues. When it became clear that the criminal justice system was in desperate need of reform, it was Republicans who led the way in dismantling the prison pipeline. Now, as the country looks towards the broken American education system, it’s once again capitalists who are looking to restore equity by introducing competition.

COVID-19 brought to light our broken public education system. Bureaucrats were in control of classrooms, students’ individual needs were going unmet, and families—minorities and low-income families, in particular—had little choice to remedy the problems.

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