Education: Parents

From the back of the hall, at one of those meetings of parents where nothing new is said, a figure rises, strides forward and speaks his piece with fluent impudence. Its net: the schools are in a mess, and the professional educators are in a dead-heat disagreement about why, and they are too entrenched for their judgment to be trusted anyway; public schools ought to be run as the public wants, and it is long past time the parents took over and did something about it.

This irreverent proposal is the meat of a new...

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