Public education, and more specifically, public school teachers, are consistently blamed for the failures of society. But when tragedy strikes, such as Hurricane Sandy in the northeast, the infrastructure of a public school system is important for bringing a sense of community and normalcy back to children’s and families’ lives.
Read this article to remind yourself about the significant social and cultural role the public education infrastructure provides, and ask yourself “What if this didn’t exist?” because that’s what a whole lot of corporations and politicians want: the end of the public education infrastructure.
And then ask yourself – what is public education for?
I imagine after reading this article you’ll come up with a lot more reasons than “to produce high test scores”.