public education

Content relating to public education.

John Dewey and the Progressive Case for Homeschooling

John Dewey wasn't exactly a proponent of homeschooling, but he could have been.

6 Forgotten Tips from America’s Oldest Public School

Would the practices of the Boston Latin School help restore order and rigor to today’s classrooms?

Middle School Reading Lists 100 Years Ago vs. Today

I recently dug up a 1908 curriculum manual in the Minnesota Historical Society archives. 

Atticus Finch’s Critique of the Public Education System

It didn't make it into the movie script.

Do LGBT kids need school choice?

A private school for LGBT kids is opening in Atlanta, but tuition is $13k.

Minneapolis' Failure to Educate

The numbers show the need for systemic change.

Parents Have a Right to Choose… the School to Which Their Child is Assigned

Should parents be able to choose if they want to move their child to another school within the public system?

Why Families are Abandoning Public Schools

"I got through public school, but it was never something I thought was an option for my children."

And the Reason Parents Choose Public School is...

Those who would choose a charter, private, or home school largely expressed a desire for better education or an enhanced instruction setting. Yet better education was not the prominent selection feature for those who would choose public school.