Our public schools are the last real space 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. At the same time, unless you work in a public school or have a child enrolled in one, chances are you don’t get to spend much time in them.
Two years ago I founded Going Public, a site for those who believe that public education is the heart of our democracy. One of our goals is to educate the average American on what the challenges and successes of public education really are. To that end, here are seven things you need to know about your local public school.
1. Most parents really, really like their neighborhood schools.
In a recent poll conducted by Hart Research Associates, more than 75 percent of parents surveyed said they are satisfied with their children’ teachers and most would rather see their neighborhood schools strengthened and given more resources than have options to enroll their children elsewhere.
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