Column: Want to end urban hopelessness? Support real school choice.

by John Kass | © 2021 John Kass

Violent crime is spiking in big cities across America. And what is the response of the ruling Democratic political class?

As crime rises, as the mothers weep, the politicians decry the hopelessness that they attribute to systemic racism. They demand beleaguered taxpayers and businesses invest more in the neighborhoods.

It is a stale liturgy led by the faithless, the politicians reading lines from a tired script, the politically savvy activists clamoring for more resources to increase their power. And children lost in the river of violence are washed away, their names forgotten while others on the banks will inevitably take their place.