Be sure to read Daniel Henninger’s column about Children’s Scholarship Fund in today’s Wall Street Journal. The article, “Forstmann’s Not So Little Idea,” recounts the story of how Ted Forstmann and John Walton founded CSF on the belief that parents should be actively involved in their children’s education:
Mr. Forstmann has long argued that all the money dumped into public education budgets misses the element most crucial to the schools’ success: active parental involvement. His solution to getting them in the game has been requiring the parents to contribute between 25% and 75% of the scholarship award, based on need. That’s it. The parents can pick any private school they desire.
You can read the entire article here.