Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Should Public Schools Do More to Protect Themselves from Privatization?

Are public schools doing a good job of defending themselves during a time when critics are gaining momentum on voucher and charter-school efforts?

The panelists, Martha Bruckner, Evelyn Holman, Gary Marx and James Harvey, are members of the group's board of directors, sought to discuss ways to protect schools from privatization and arm public education advocates with information to counter arguments for charters and vouchers. However, they also acknowledged that there needs to be tough discussions among educators about what public schools are doing right and wrong.

Click here to view comments by James Harvey.

For the complete article, click here.  This article appeared in the March 27, 2011, issue of ASCD BLOG.

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