Verdaillia Turner, president of the Georgia Federation of Teachers, was interviewed by Molly Bloom in the Atlanta Journal Constitution about Atlanta being “…one of the top ten cities nationally for “school choice”—a category that includes charter schools as well as private-school vouchers and public magnet schools— according to a new ranking from the Fordham Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that advocates for school choice.”
All that choice doesn’t sit well with Ms. Turner, who said: that “Calling Atlanta one of the most “choice-friendly” cities isn’t much of a compliment, said Verdaillia Turner, president of the Georgia Federation of Teachers.
The remark shocked Kyle Wingfield:
UPDATE: PolicyBEST has a statement about this issue:
“Murder is more than a concept to a lot of the kids trapped in failing schools. The reason too many are trapped is because some in the education establishment have chosen to prioritize the needs of the bureaucracy over the achievements of their students. Thus, too many are doomed to a cycle of poverty, living in neighborhoods where crime is not only an option but a way of life. The alternative is to provide every choice available to give these kids a chance to escape what many have written off as their destiny. This could even include a future that provides them high paying jobs in safe work locations where they can write edgy statements about murder as if it’s just a theoretical rhetorical device.”