Recently sent, but still unpublished. -- Jim
In his letter, "Education system ignores needs of many students," Kim Cellar concludes that public education has failed because it is too politicized. Too politicized?
Whether you are considering the radical agenda of the national teachers unions on the left or the centralized, command-and-control utopia advocated by folks on the right, public education is a battleground of ideologies -- of course it is.
Keep in mind that public education is a misnomer. Those are not the public's schools; they are the government's schools. And government is all about politics, and nothing else.