Over the last several years, many reformers, including those of us at redefinED, have argued that public education is being redefined. It is no longer a closed system of neighborhood schools owned and managed by local school boards that assign students to schools by zip code. Instead, public education is evolving into an open and diverse network of structured learning environments, many of which are privately-owned and managed, that students can access using public funds.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Public education = Educating the public
"Public education is currently transitioning from a one-size-fits-all model of schooling to customized learning," Doug Tuthill writes. "As this shift unfolds, what constitutes public education is again changing."