To the Editor:
Adam Kirk Edgerton’s Commentary “K-12 Schools: We Have Our Own ‘Brexit’ Problem” (July 20, 2016) was spot-on. He rightly held that the diversion of public funds to private schools through vouchers and to the majority of charter schools that offer no real improvement over regular public schools (per Stanford University’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes 2013 study) is sabotaging the public schools that are our country’s lifeblood and undermining the teaching profession. This all highlights the importance this year of electing a president, Congress, and state government representatives committed to giving priority to our embattled public schools.
The letter writer is a retired New York City public school teacher.
A version of this article appeared in the August 24, 2016 edition of Education Week as ‘Brexit’ Commentary Offers ‘Spot-On’ Assessment of K-12 Divide