Arthur Camins retired after a career as a teacher, aprofessor, a scientist, and director of a lab in charge of innovation.
In this post, he lays out the great mission of our era: take back our government, restore our democracy of the people. Start with public schools.
Public schools are the bedrocks of democracy and equity. They are a great place to start reclaiming government because they are under assault by market enthusiasts who promote charter schools.
At best, charter schools–publicly funded but privately governed–benefit a few at the expense of the many. The evidence is in. At worst, they drain funds from public school districts, exacerbate segregation, facilitate corruption, and promote competition rather than solidarity among diverse constituencies for education quality and equity. It is time to hammer the nails in the charter school coffin.
In a dramatic and welcome shift for presidential candidates,
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