In a recent memo, the Arizona School Boards Association wrote, "WE NEED YOU TO CONTACT YOUR HOUSE MEMBERS NOW AND URGE THEM TO DEFEAT VOTERS."
We're pretty sure they meant to say "defeat vouchers," but the Freudian slip is telling.
The group is trying to defeat the aptly-titled Parental Education Choice Grant Program, which would give parents a $4,000 coupon to redeem at a school they select, public or private.
You can see where this is leading. Some education officials fear that when parents have a choice, they might choose something other than the local public school. Instead of trying to keep out competition by thwarting the will of the voters with backroom lobbying, why not race to the top?
Provide a better education, and you'll keep your students, the right way.