This week is National School Choice Week. School choice is a subject we haven’t really discussed on this blog. But (at least in my own case), that’s a product of a relative lack of expertise, rather than a lack of interest. Bleeding Heart Libertarians care about the way in which freedom can serve the interests of the vulnerable, and a) children are about as vulnerable as you can get, and b) education looks like a domain in which a little freedom can go a long way.
So, in honor of the week, here are a couple links worth taking a look at.
First, LearnLiberty has just released a new graphically animated piece on the importance of educational freedom, What You Should Know about School Choice with Professor Angela Dills.
Second, the heroic Institute for Justice just announced a victory in Arizona, upholding education savings accounts for children with special needs.
What do you think, readers? Any reason for BHL-types not to get on board the school choice wagon enthusiastically? Philosophically, the issue of the proper legal status of children raises a lot of difficult issues. But this, to me at least, doesn’t seem like a hard case at all.