While I, like many of you out there, am a product of public schools, I think we can agree that the public schools back then (the 1960's and early 1970's) were far different than they are today. For the most part the schools back then actually taught reading, writing, arithmetic, history, and a whole host of other important subjects that prepared us for adult life.
It's a shame that many of today's public schools have lost their focus and seem to be more about indoctrination and 'feel good' policies rather than actually teaching our kids what they'll need in order to make their way in the world.
Is it any wonder that more and more parents are in favor school vouchers, a device that will allow them to send their kids to private schools or to public schools in other towns that still give children the education they need?
John Stossel covers the subject, but I think that you'll like Bruce's take on the matter.