It is time to do something different than lament the advantages of the wealthy. It is time to empower the poor to do the same things as the rich, by letting them control the funding that is supposed to educate their children.
The Supreme Court took another important step toward enshrining educational equality, declaring it unconstitutional to block a choice program because some families will choose to attend religious schools.
Federal education meddling, especially since the advent of the Department of Education, has been of questionable value at best, and a high‐dollar, bureaucratic failure at worst. On its 40th birthday, it is time to start making things right.