Thank you, Diane, for highlighting this 2011 story. It was also one of my favorites when I first read it.
The hypocrisy in public education is rich. Too often, policies and “great ideas” are for other people’s children–not our own.
Please visit her blog at dianeravitch.net to see this post and my comment.
If we’re not careful, the rich and powerful will continue to pull their children out of public schools and that will leave those schools ever more for the have-nots. Whither the common good?
These stories matter!