Kyle Olson

How could more school choice possibly hurt in the city?

This is the question before the citizens of Illinois (and America). Will parents allow a bureaucracy to continue to dictate what is best for their children?

Many states have made the bold decision to expand choice and competition within the government education system. They’ve given parents and students – not unions and other special interest groups – power and resources.

As a result a lot of children from lower-income neighborhoods are receiving quality instruction at private and charter schools. And the increased competition for students has forced a lot of traditional public schools to re-examine their priorities. That’s a very healthy development for a lot of schools that have been too comfortable for too long.

But that’s only happening in states where the public has demanded change and state officials have been forced to respond. This is why your involvement matters so much.

Kyle Olson

Kyle is founder of Education Action Group and, a news service dedicated to education reform and school spending research, reporting, analysis and commentary.

He is co-author of Glenn Beck’s “Conform: Exposing the Truth About Common Core and Public Education,” available at

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He has made appearances on the Fox News Channel, The Blaze, Fox Business Network, NPR and MSNBC. Kyle has given scores of interviews on talk radio programs coast to coast.

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