Republican-led legislatures across the nation are making controversial changes to many laws under the guise of "choice." Charter schools give families a "choice" of where to send their children. Right to work gives workers a "choice" to join a union. The truth is, "choice" is a red herring in these political discussions.
Parents are the primary teachers of children and the home, the primary classroom. Parents maintain this role until their children reach adulthood, when, hopefully, they get fired as parents and hired as consultants. But for better or for worse, parents always remain major figures in their children's lives.