Maintaining the Status Quo


In an Opinion Article in USA Today, January 19, 2017, Gloria Romero and Larry Sand cite information from a recent National EDCHOICE survey revealing that most American parents are not getting the educational options they want. When parents were asked about their preferences, 41% of school parents prefer a private school; 28% a public school district; 17% a charter school; 11%, home school. But as things stand now, 83% of students attend traditional public schools.

If this is an accurate survey with only 28% of the parents preferring public school districts then is this the end of the public school system as we know it? Makes me think of the old saying “all good things must come to an end”.—Herb

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