Now We Know Our ABCs. And Charter Schools Get an F.
commondreams.org — The Chicago teacher strike is over, but the assault on our nation's children has just begun. As with all free market systems, the price is set high enough to ensure a profit for the companies doing business, even though not everyone will be able to afford their product. With our private health care system, 1 out of 6 Americans are uninsured. It's frightening to think of a private educational system in which 1 out of 6 children have to settle for an inferior education. We've learned a lot in recent years from the struggles within our schools. Here are three sensible considerations for anyone involved in the education of our children.