This is National School Choice Week, a week set aside to educate and raise awareness for the need for school choice. Some parents and students have school choice–those families who are wealthy enough to afford private school can send their children to whatever school they choose.
However, those families of limited means are forced by circumstances to send their children to public schools, and generally they are restricted to specific schools in their neighborhood. In most cases, the schools in the poorest areas offer the poorest education. Students with the fewest resources available to them are stuck in the lowest-performing schools.
You can see the difference between typical inner-city schools and outstanding charter schools in a video narrated by Juan Williams.
If you believe in equal opportunity, then you must support school choice because opportunity will never be equal as long as students are forced to attend inadequate schools.