Public or Private? Are You Kidding?
Here's a prediction: NO!
And an offer: Does anybody want to bet on that?
Clarence Page minces around the question. And then finishes with this chestnut:
"The public schools belong to all of us, whether we use them or not. We should treat the students as though they belong to all of us, too."
This is baloney. The public schools belong to the bureaucracies and teachers' unions. We just pay for them. The students belong to their parents and in D.C. the poor and middle-class ones are forced, for lack of cleverness and resources, to send their kids to these lousy schools. At least Page gives props to the heroic Chancellor Michelle Rhee, who is fighting for reform every day. God bless her.