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.