What Are Public Schools For? Parents have a different answer than activists and policymakers do.

December 15, 2021   |   Tags: ,
Recent battles over racially divisive curricula prompted Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe to remark, “I don’t think parents should be telling schools what they should teach.” But those battles, and the peculiar response that parents are best kept away from the process of educating their children, are signs of a much larger crisis. The gap in perspective between professional educators and the communities they serve about what public education is for has grown unsustainably large. The gap is most evident, and costly, on the question of what outcome a good education should lead toward. For the current generation of reformers,...


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