New Essay: Redefining Public Education
What does it mean to support public education? To some, it means supporting the traditional system of education, whereby students are assigned to a local school based on where they live. In my new essay, “Redefining Public Education,” I discuss why this notion is completely and utterly wrong. Public education is not a system, it is the idea that all students should have access to a quality education at public expense.
For too long we have clung to a system, believing it defined public education. As I write in the essay:
It is time we redefine public education. It should no longer mean assigning students to a specific type of school, regardless of quality, but rather that we provide access to a quality education, regardless of the type of school delivering that education.