Tag: public schools
"All regions of our country and rural and metropolitan areas alike have changing patterns of segregation that demand the public’s attention and action."
"The United States, as the wealthiest country in history, should have the best education system in the world...sadly, that is not the case today."
They’re certainly doing a good job of burning down public education.
Surveys find that Americans have increased confidence in public schools while support for charter schools has dropped by double digit percentages among Democrats and Republicans.
“It’s going to be a profit boom for charter schools, and it’s going to hasten the demise of traditional public schools.”
Betsy DeVos is the face of corporate reform, displaying in stark, unlovely form the processes that have been eating away at public education since the beginning of this century.
At best international rankings are a distraction – but basing policies on the rankings while ignoring the more important evidence these international surveys present is unlikely to address the key issue of inequity in our system.
The U.S. Department of Education probably won’t be abolished, but will it be effective?
“Supporters are calling on the EPA to survey school systems nationwide and update its records to better assess the scope of potential PCB hazards in schools.”