For the last two decades, give or take, charter schools have been a cause celebre for conservatives. Yet they seem to have abandoned them as a political issue. Here’s one reason why (italics mine):
Bill Burrow, the associate director of the Office on Competitiveness under the first President Bush, has noted that school choice is “popular in the national headquarters of the Republican Party but is unpopular among the Republican rank-and-file voters who have moved away from the inner city in part so that their children will not have to attend schools that are racially or socioeconomically integrated.”
I would enjoy the schadenfreude, except that decent people wasted a lot of time holding the line against this crap, instead of engaging in meaningful educational improvements.
Oh, nearly forgot: the racism and elitism suck too.
Par for the course for the failed conservative revolution.