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Three simple truths about public education

Write, teacher and activist Paul Buchheit makes three clear, concise and compelling arguments about the state of American public education this morning at Common Dreams:

  1. We should assess teachers better before we hire them. 
  2. Budget cuts are the last thing we ought to be imposing on schools.
  3. Charter schools are an imaginary solution.

You can read the entire piece by clicking here.

 

One Comment


  1. Frances Jenkins

    September 24, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    So, you really do not have any answers to the problems with public education. Correct me if I am misinformed, Obama’s Race to the Top, NC had to remove the cap on charter schools to receive the money.

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