Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Saturday, February 23, 2002
To force children to stay in failing schools where they don't learn is the civil rights issue of our time. Black parents want it, but the white liberal elites, lead by the teachers unions, oppose it. To them, ideological control is more important than children learning.
It is an outrage that liberals are pro-choice on abortion but anti-choice on education for those fortunate enough to be born. If the education monopoly were broken, it would be the best thing to happen in this country in a very long time. We may know the Court's decision by late spring. I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.