Fundamentally , at the level of the individual ,freedom is about both the awareness of and the ability to choose from different options. When they package up Charter schools and the ability of a parent to choose with “freedom” they are fundamentally correct. This however is only true when all individuals have an equal opportunity to pick from those choices.
When the availability of choices is predicated on how much money one has then Freedoms are being given to those that have that money , while it being removed from those that do not. Any society that puts an individuals choices behind the firewall of MONEY can not be deemed Free , or Democratic unless that money equally available to all. Now a society can remain functional if that moneyed access is for stuff deemed non essential such as a Car , but when it gets down to the essentials such as health care, food, shelter and education thn that society begins the rush towards having one small group with priveleges at the expense of the others.
Now Education is often claimed to be the tool needed to IMPROVE ones Social standing and thus access to more of that money which then allows access to all of those other Choices. By limiting choices to the same based on wealth , the permanent underclass is assured. In reality this not much different then the Caste based system in India.
These initiatives at the core are not about “freedom”. They are about entrenching class privilege.