It's School Choice Week.
School choice is a noble cause. In much of America, parents have little or no control over where their kids attend school. Local governments assign schools by ZIP code.
Having choice is better. Whether it's vouchers, scholarships, charters, private schools, or just having options among public schools, choice makes some schools better because educators have to compete for parents' trust. Competition makes most everything better.
So we need competition among ideas, too.
There isn't a
[embedded content] It's school choice week. Many kids don't have choice in where they go to school. The school choice movement is trying to give them that opportunity.
Of course, having choice when it comes to what kids learn is important too.
Many schools teach kids that capitalism hurts people.
So John Stossel started a charity called Stossel in the Classroom. It offers teachers free videos that introduce kids to free market ideas. Students rarely hear about these ideas
This government shutdown is now longer than any in history. The media keep using the word "crisis."
"Shutdown sows chaos, confusion and anxiety!" says The Washington Post. "Pain spreads widely."
The New York Times headlined, it's all "just too much!"
But wait. Looking around America, I see people going about their business—families eating in restaurants, employees going to work, children playing in playgrounds, etc. I have to ask: Where's the crisis?
Pundits talk as if government is the most