School Choice Derangement Syndrome

by Rob Roper

The school choice debate is getting heated (perhaps overheated) in Montpelier, with opponents flinging some pretty wild comments around the State House. The Secretary of Education, for example, says one big danger of school choice is that Muslims may use it to form a Muslim school. One Rep compares “parents who want what’s best for their kids” to racist Southern segregationists.

– Rob Roper is the president of the Ethan Allen Institute (, he lives in Stowe.