Last week, Baltimore officials said nearly a third of public school students had been asked to go to summer school. And the week before that, it was announced that about half of Washington, D.C. public school students would be spending part of their summer in class.
All of this comes as Congress has just refused to approve vouchers so parents and students could escape these failing schools. Yes, I know, it isn't all the school's fault, but politicians who are beholden to the teachers unions keep throwing good money at a bad problem. School choice would at least give the kids a better chance, which they do not have now.