This article poses an essential question: Is public education, democratically controlled, still part of the social contract? Erin Aubrey Kaplan writes that school choice is the enemy of justice, and that our social contract is synonymous with public schools and public good. She writes about her personal experience as a child in California, a state that is controlled by Democrats but purchased by the billionaires who sneer at public schools and want to replace them with charter schools. She reminds us that school choice was the battle cry of segregationists. In many states and cities, it still is. so why do white liberals, including Jerry Brown (and in New York, Andrew Cuomo) sport this Orwellian."