The Onion and Its Take on School Choice

The Onion is a well known satirical news outlet. It recently published a piece on school choice.

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And no, I am not asking for your response to this or your thoughts (although, they are certainly welcome), it was interesting to see the take that a national publication has on school choice while viewing it from the perspective of a North Carolinian traditional public school teacher and parent of two children in public schools.

It’s worth the look.

“With a new school year beginning soon, parents are making decisions about which type of school best fits their child’s needs. The Onion breaks down what each has to offer.

  • Charter Schools – For the same price as a public school, these institutions can provide the same racial and economic discrimination as private schools
  • European Boarding School – Though it’s unaffordable for most parents, those who can send their children away to study in Europe often say that it helped them finally secure the full attention of the little brats’ tycoon father
  • Homeschooling  – This alternative education model ensures you can focus on the subjects you think are most important for your child, such as wearing floor-length denim skirts
  • Online School – The ideal option for kids who, between chores, kickball, and going to the park, never thought they could make full-time grade school work
  • Tuff Pup Academy – With top-of-the-line instructors and a rigorous workload of sitting, staying, and shaking, this technical school is a great option
  • Military School  – We’re sorry to hear that it’s come to this
  • The Same One Their Brother Went To  – With a curriculum that seemed to be just fine for him, parents are increasingly sending their children to the school down the street that Brendan graduated from last year
  • Reeducation Camp – The perfect environment for difficult pupils struggling with the correct way of thinking
  • Math Immersion School – In order to impart a rigorous and well-rounded math education, students are only permitted to speak in numbers and equations
  • Montessori School – A slightly more supervised version of letting your kid wander around in a field from 8 until 3 every day
  • Public School – Hey, you might as well take advantage of this while it still exists”