We asked some of the journalists attending EWA's 66th National Seminar, held at Stanford University in May, to contribute posts from the sessions. You can find additional content, including video, at EdMedia Commons. Jessica Williams of The Lens in is today's guest blogger. For video of the seminar session, click here. For More on charters and choice, check out Story Starters, EWA's online resource with the latest research, good sources, and coverage on a wide range of education issues.
School choice gives parents more opportunities, and thus, creates better outcomes for all children, right?
Well, it depends on who you ask.
The head of the nation’s second-largest teachers union, American Federation for Teachers’ Randi Weingarten, and long-time school choice advocate, American Federation for Children’s Kevin Chavous, debated the merits of school choice and competition at the Education Writers Association’s 66th National Seminar.