The basic American tenet of public schools supported by taxpayers for the common good is being left behind in a selfish bid by private schools for no-strings-attached public help.
David C. Bloomfield is Professor of Education Leadership, Law & Policy at Brooklyn College and The City University of New York Graduate Center. He is the author of American Public Education Law, among other works.
Start with district lines, financing, teacher assignments and student tracking. Then curriculum reform, special ed referrals, discipline and teacher and administrator expectations.
The war is playing out in our backyards and bake sales.
The new index, intended to distract from the scandalous news about buying and selling test scores, will itself benefit well-off gentrifiers in less well-off census tracts.
Students have had to fight for their right to party after administrators tried to control their behavior away from the school.