For all the talk of “market forces” and “parent power,” the school choice movement has a dark side. And it is currently on full display.
In the wake of an eye-opening investigation by the Orlando Sentinel, state school choice supporters have been forced to face the rank discrimination against LGBTQ students and parents at private, religious schools that receive state-funded scholarships.
The response has been fevered. Supporters, including state lawmakers and religious leaders, have attempted to throw up straw men labeling the Sentinel’s facts as attacks low-income children of color and religious freedom.