Monday, October 26, 2015

Public Education in the U.S.

Fox Butterfield, Is That You? 
“Today, there is universal access to free, public schools across the United States for kindergarten through 12th grade. That didn’t happen by presidential decree. It took populist pressure from the progressive movement, beginning in the 1890s, to make widespread access to free public schools a reality. By 1940, half of all young people were graduating from high school. As of 2013, that number was 81 percent. But that achievement is no longer enough. A college degree is the new high school diploma.”—Sen. Bernie Sanders, Washington Post, Oct. 23