Still separate and unequal
Original article in The American Interest by Rhena Jasey.
As an educator who has taught in public schools for nine years, I can tell you something that only other teachers and professional educators really understand: You’re mistaken. An educational system doesn’t work like a vending machine, or like any machine or business delivering a product for consumption. ...Few ardent supporters of public education really understand what it takes to provide high-quality learning opportunities for children in a public school classroom, and for that reason few are aware of the vast chasm between public school systems that are well provisioned to do so and those that aren’t.
...In the meantime, countless teachers will be fighting sometimes desperate holding actions to limit the damage we are doing to our country each day by tolerating unequally resourced and inadequately effective schools. These teachers could really use some help.
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