Media Mention, WORLD: A ‘finger-in-the-eye’ strike
Quoted in this WORLD article, Cardinal’s executive director, Garrett Ballengee, makes the argument that parents and children were the biggest losers in the unions’ fight against education choice:
‘A survey late last year by the Cardinal Institute, a conservative West Virginia–based think tank, found 80 percent of West Virginians thought the state school system was average or poor. More than 60 percent said they thought school choice would improve the education system.
“The unions want to dictate to West Virginia’s duly elected legislature what kind of education policy the state will implement,” Garrett Ballengee, executive director of the Cardinal Institute, told Forbes. “This is an embarrassing development for West Virginia and a finger-in-the-eye to parents that want something different for their children.”’