Shavar Jeffries, the new president of Democrats for Education Reform, used a hotel in Los Angeles this week to explain how school choice could work.
He arrived here Tuesday night, one of his first stops on a tour of the group's 14 state affiliates. The place was a "dump," so he checked into the Omni in downtown Los Angeles.
The ability to choose a new hotel, Jeffries says, is a privilege — as is the ability for parents to choose a new school when they believe they're in the educational equivalent of a hotel in squalor. Similarly, just like hotels, schools should work to keep their clientele, he said.
"I know it's not the best metaphor, but I believe school...