Why Are Public School Parents and Teachers Excluded from Policy Discussions?

This a really good question. I suspect that if they let public school advocate participate then they would learn that they are barking up the wrong tree.

If you want a certain message then you surround yourself with only people that want that same message.

Diane Ravitch's blog

Reader Chiara. Has written innumerable comments pointing out that the parents and teachers of public schools have been shut out of policy circles. Why? Nearly 90% of the children in the United States attend public schools, not charter schools, religious schools, or independent schools. Why aren’t their ideas and views considered important?

She writes:

“Echo chamber alert:


“Aspen Education Fellows. ONE person from a public school. One.

“Ed reform excludes public schools from public education policy. It’s like how the US Department of Education is now the US Department of Private and Charter Schools.

“So how does one respond to this? Develop a new group of people who come out of public schools and just detach from the whole ed reform “movement”? I don’t really accept that the only people consulted on public school policy come out of charter and private schools. I reject that. Is the assumption that…

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