A Way Out: School Choice and Educational Opportunity

Education is the keystone to opportunity. Time and again, research has demostrated that academic achievement is positively related to earning capacity, civic involvement, political efficacy, and a host of advantageous personal attributes.

Without at least a high school diploma in hand, a young man or woman is destined to remain on the margins of life in the skill-based world of the next millennium. Yet millions of boys and girls, a disproportionate number of whom are from minority families living in America’s inner cities, remain trapped in failing schools.