2 thoughts on “The Importance of Public Schooling and What Has To Change When Schools Reopen

  1. “Rose challenges us to value our public schools as essential institutions, but not merely to be satisfied to open school back up the way things were before the pandemic…” sounds sweet to the ear, but I suspect the public will be looking for a return to that comfortable routine that existed before the pandemic hit. Perhaps some forward-thinking educators, parents, and school boards will use this opportunity to re-think the purpose of this “essential institution”, but their energy and efforts may be required to fight off the privatizers who are also looking at this moment in history to further their goal of privatizing schools via vouchers, charters, and now virtual schools with the help and strength of state legislatures.

  2. Pingback: Jan Resseger: The Pandemic Shows Why Betsy DeVos Is Wrong | Diane Ravitch's blog

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