In 1976, as a high school newspaper reporter, Robert Maranto asked retiring Baltimore County schools Superintendent Joshua Wheeler why students weren’t required to pass a proficiency test to graduate. ”The purpose of public education is not to educate students,” Wheeler answered. “The purpose of public education is to provide an education for those few who want it.”
Joanne Jacobs quotes Robert Maranto, asking the question "who should choose your child's education?"
But my classroom still is not as bad as this LA classroom, which as a friend of mine would say, is an AT LEAST if I ever heard one.