There is a dizzying array of choices from which parents can choose, including public, private, parochial, and charter schools focused on the performing arts.
Often the deciding factor for parents is affordability.
“This, it seems to me, is the real debate,” Butin said in his contribution to a story about choosing between public and private schools published on WalletHub.com at https://wallethub.com/blog/private-school-vs-public-school/23323/#dan-butin. “And, unfortunately, all too often most parents, and especially parents that do not have the financial means and who live in urban and rural communities with under-resourced and over-stressed school systems, do not have the luxury of a variety of high-quality schooling options.”
The American educational system is making progress in school choice but the debate should include how options can be offered to more parents and students, Butin said.