Racial Justice through Expanded Choice
The revelation that we already live in a choice system, but one that does not distribute the power to choose equally or fairly, turns the usual conversation about school choice—who has it and how much they should have—on its head. It is essential context for members of state boards of education and other state leaders considering choice policies in any and all of their forms.
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