America’s most recent attempt at systemic school reform, school choice, purports that increased competition in schooling will produce better schools, richer learning opportunities, and provide minority students with equal access to a high quality education. School choice, however, really amounts to little more than providing a minority of students with increased opportunity while forsaking those students whose parents may not be actively engaged in their schooling. The emphasis on school choice, therefore, treats education as a commodity and places private interests above the public good. In part, this professional report examines and critiques school choice as a reform effort. It also suggests that civil society should have a larger role in schooling and education so as to achieve the above stated goals and objectives. Additionally, the report explains the role of civil society as a moderator between market and government, thereby balancing public and private interests. Finally, the professional report addresses how individuals, schools, communities, and society benefit from an active civil sector.