As a kid, I attended both public and private schools. The private school attendance was spurred by the fact that our local public school was convinced that if you were black, you needed to be in a remedial class. However over at Slate, Allison Benedickt argues that jumping to private school when the going gets tough makes it harder to improve public education. "Your local school stinks and you do send your child there? I bet you are going to do everything within your power to make it better."