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School choice too often leads to segregation

School choice too often leads to segregation

One of Donald Trump's sons, in a speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention, stated that through his father's plan for school choice, every student would have the same educational opportunities that he and his siblings received.

Does he mean that everyone should be able to attend the Hill School or Choate? At first this sounds like an amazing idea. The stories of those who have been afforded such opportunities are all around us, and they are almost always compelling.

Take for instance the story of New York Times Andes bureau chief, Nicholas Casey as recounted on NPR's "Fresh Air." Mr. Casay described how a scholarship to an elite private school lifted him...