I’m pessimistic about the direction of public policy, especially on fiscal issues such as taxes and spending.
But there is a silver lining to this dark cloud of statism. We’re seeing continuing progress on school choice, most notably a big expansion of educational freedom in West Virginia.
It appears more and more state and local policy makers are reaching the inevitable conclusion that government schools operate for the benefit of teacher unions rather than students.
And this is motivating many legislators to push for school choice, especially since there’s more and more evidence that school choice improves educational outcomes.
For instance, the Wall Street Journalopined last week about a new victory in Indiana.
Ten years ago in these columns, we hailed Indiana for its leadership in establishing one of America’s most ambitious school voucher programs. On Thursday the Indiana Legislature built on that achievement by approving…