Arthur Camins: Don’t Be Fooled: In a Democracy, Public Schools Are Better than Private Schools

Posted: April 1, 2017 in News and politics, Uncategorized


I am the product of public education. My daughter is a teacher, all grades including college, is currently doing a stint as a Principal. I have no formal college degrees, but did attend years of formal trade schools, some paid for, but some provided by public education as well. I should have stayed in college after Nam, but had a little PTSD, unknown to me, so I spent a lot of time racing motorcycles, boats, pretty much anything with wheels or a hull. Would not trade my life, but I also am not a great example either. However I did learn from my mistakes an raised up and intelligent well educated daughter with multiple degrees. This is a reblog so pay attention to the redirect of you would like to see the original blog from the original author quoted, or Diane Ravich, it is making its way around the circuit!

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Arthur Camins, scientist and specialist in innovation, kicks off our celebration of April Fools Day with his timely warning not to be fooled by Trump and DeVos: in a democratic society, public schools are better than private schools. They are the only path to a better education for all. We need them. We do not need to resurrect the segregation that existed before the Brown decision. We have not achieved its democratic goals, but we should not abandon them.

He writes:

“It’s April Fools Day, which reminds me: Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos want us to think that private schools are better, not just for rich folks like them, but for everyone else too– Just like with Paul Ryan and health care. Don’t be fooled. It is a ruse. Public is better!

“Growing up, I knew the meaning of private places. Private places were about gates, both physical and…

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