Last week, Democrat nominee for the 33rd House
race, Mary Daniel answered a question that I didn’t know anyone was asking. On
the concept of parent-directed education, Daniel gave a resounding “no.” Her comments
on taxes, public schools and educational freedom show a rigid adherence to the
status quo, and a surprising unwillingness to consider funding options that
have been shown to have no negative impact on public schools when implemented
in the real world.
By fighting against the ability of parents to pay for the educational choice that they think is right for their kids, Daniel is showing she’s really opposed to the concept of educational freedom altogether. If she’s already unreceptive to the idea of financial options for families with kids in school now, I don’t expect her to be more receptive if and when she’s elected.
As a soon to be parent I want what’s best for my child, and I want to be able to cast my vote for someone who also cares about giving our kids the best education. We can be trusted to do what’s best for our kids, but for the life of me, I don’t understand why Democrats insist that the only educational freedom we should have is the freedom to choose public schools.