The message in the article is an abominable one. The members of LEARN apparently believe choice is good only if they are the ones providing the options.
When public schools are forced to compete with private schools, they will either become competitive or extinct. Although there may be a temporary shortage of seats in private schools, the market will adjust to meet the new demand.
The article is correct when it asserts that children will undoubtedly to do well in a private setting, therefore the question should be this: How certain can one be that the recommendations of LEARN will bring public schools to the level of success found in private schools?