Welcome to Going Public


Welcome to Going Public, a site for those who believe, as we do, that public education is the heart of our democracy. Our public schools are the last place where people from different classes and different walks of life come together to learn, to share ideas, and to be afforded a fair opportunity to reach for the American dream. It is because of public eduction that America was able to develop a vibrant middle class that defined our democracy and powered our post-war booming economy.

But today, an unholy alliance of wealthy conservatives and progressive hedge fund managers have declared war on public education. Their goal is to dismantle public schools, and ultimately to destroy the middle class and the opportunity of upward mobility that defines the can-do American spirit.

We’ll share the best of our thinking, the best of the media’s reporting, and your comments. Get over your fear, get out of the house, and Go Public with us.


About The Author

Nancy Letts

Nancy Letts consults with school districts, professional organizations and public sector agencies.Her teaching appointments have included public schools in Pennsylvania and New York, and at Pace University and the City University of New York. She and her work have been the subject of articles in the New York Times, Teaching K-8 Magazine, Thinking: the Journal of Philosophy for Children, and on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.” She has been a contributor to the Teachers College Record, The Quarterly at UC Berkeley, and Teaching magazine. Audio tapes include”Building Learning Organizations,” and “Getting Started With Portfolios,” from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Her book "Creating the Caring Classroom" is published by Scholastic Professional Books.

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  • admin

    This post is excellent!

  • Jrbig1

    Congratulations on launching!! Here’s to Going Public!

  • Tina Boscha

    It’s about time someone gave a strong voice to our public school system. Hurrah for you Nancy, and count me in as one of your biggest supportors.

  • Joanthomps

    How exciting and affirming it is to see this website. I will let all my graduate students know to take a look!

    • Nletts

      Thanks, Joan. I always feel better when I know you’re on my side.

  • bonnie k

    I’m happy to be marching along with you, always,

  • Jason

    Are you guys still active? What’s the latest on the documentary?