Andy Rotherham on the inevitable expansion of school choice:
To me this is the most future of the futures issues. More choice and a mixed model of schooling is coming, it’s just a question of how fast and what it looks like. People can disagree about whether that’s good or bad but the choice genie is out of the bottle and in this country we like choices. As I noted today at the event, choice is like gay marriage. The polling on gay marriage makes it pretty clear that the demographics favor it and it’s going to happen because younger people favor it. So opponents of gay marriage can slow down its legalization now but over time they are checkmated by demographics. The same is true of expanding choice in education, in my view.