Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Public Schools and Freedom: A New Threat as We Celebrate This 4th of July

Public Schools and Freedom: A New Threat as We Celebrate This 4th of July:

Public Schools and Freedom: A New Threat as We Celebrate This 4th of July




I wish to dedicate this post to the woman I’m calling America’s librarian, Joan Kramer, who lost her battle with cancer last week. Joan fought for children, their libraries, and their schools, bolstering us with her strong but kind ways. I felt it was important to acknowledge her this 4th of July.
A hero and friend to us all, Joan was a fine activist and pursuer of social justice. Our hearts are heavy. We miss her. But I think the finest compliment to Joan, is to let her spirit live on in us, the best way we know how.
 So, this one’s for you, Joan!  
Public Schools: One of the Last Democratic Institutions in America!     
On this 4th of July, when we celebrate America’s freedoms, it’s a perfect time to discuss our free public schools, and where we are with them when it comes to school reform. It’s important to understand that our public schools have a new  threat, as I will explain below.
Public schools, with all their faults, are the only truly democratic institution we own “together” as a country. Our public schools open their doors to all children.
Teachers take on the challenge of working with the oppressed, the poor, immigrants, Public Schools and Freedom: A New Threat as We Celebrate This 4th of July:

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