Alternative Fact: Students Deprived of All Knowledge
First of all, there is variation is learning outcomes. This is seen even with standardized international exams such as PISA:
|Above obtained from PISA 2012 Results: Excellence Through Equity
Deliver maximum school choice – by giving parents the choice between safe, well-resourced, high-quality schools in their neighborhoods, especially in high-poverty areas. Guarantee this choice to all parents, not just those who live in affluent school districts or win a charter lottery or school voucher."School choice" does sound similar to president Trump's favorite slogan for solving problems in US basic education. There is a major difference here, however. Doyle emphasizes that the choice can only be made available if there are high-quality schools in all neighborhoods, especially in communities where the majority are low-income families. The data from PISA reveal the fact that poor performance correlates with poor socio-economic status of the school. The absence of choice is therefore caused by an under funding or under resourcing of schools that serve mostly poor children. These schools are not "flush with cash".