Do public schools really serve the public?

Far too many government schools appear to be failing ■ Larry Sand / Contributed On Nov. 16, 2017, the United Teachers of Los Angeles held a “Save Our Schools” rally, which was part of the larger American Education Week, a National Education Association creation. Touting NEA’s 2017 theme, “Public Schools for all,” union President Lily Eskelsen García emphatically stated “Public schools are the cornerstone of our communities. We welcome students of all backgrounds, abilities, and incomes, and each of us plays a role in ensuring our schools are open to all.” But is her statement really true? Are they really open to all? Ben DeGrow, Mackinac Center director of education policy,

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