A group of bureaucrats and legislators expressed disdain for parents being able to choose what sort of school best fits their children at a recent “townhall” meeting, according to C & G News.

Oakland Schools Superintendent Vickie Markavitch told the crowd that “competition in education” is “the wrong path to improving student performance.”

Ted O’Neil, media relations manager, pointed out the discrepancy in Markavitch’s claim.

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“You hear a lot of people in education circles talk about how important parental involvement is,” he told the newspaper. “And then when you bring up the ultimate parental involvement, the parent actually getting to pick what school they think would provide the best education, you get a lot of blowback on that.”

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