We’re taking the predictions of scientists seriously, which means we’re pulling out all stops to minimize risk of exposure to this damned scary public health crisis. Constantly hearing it will “get worst before it gets better” is one hell of a motivator.
Even though research says otherwise, teachers unions fund constant communications efforts that frame the fight for school choice as a policy battle between grassroots defenders of public education (who only want to preserve the public’s schools) and the cigar-smoking corporate fatcats who fund campaigns to “destroy” America’s most vital child-serving institutions.
If the goal is democratic debate about how public institutions like public schools should work for families and communities, then leading progressive voice need a fact-based come-to-your-deity about the fact that some of their assumed constituencies, black folks and people of color, disagree with the union-aligned top-down agenda prevalent in liberal politics.
An editorial in yesterday’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch about that city’s magnet schools takes issue with the pervasive claim that “integration is the only thing that has ever worked at scale.’ …