A great article about a sensible intellectual evolution about the public school system in America.
Really worth your time. Read the whole thing.
A good nugget:
"I just couldn’t look mother after mother in the eye and deny their
children the opportunity I wanted for my own children. It would have
required me to say, “Gee, I’m sorry, you’re just going to have to suck
it up. I know your elementary school is a failing school, and your child
will probably not learn how to read, but I really need five more years
to fix the system. And while I’m fixing the system, I need you and your
neighbors to be really patient. Hang in there with me. Things will get
better. I promise.”
"Here’s the question we Democrats need to ask ourselves: Are we beholden
to the public school system at any cost, or are we beholden to the
public school child at any cost? My loyalty and my duty will always be
to the children."