Critical Questions for Public Ed’s Future

Although this article starts by questioning the possible life and future of public education, what writer and 30-year classroom vet Nancy Flanagan actually does here is lay out some of the essential questions of public ed. Traditional schools or 21st tech-based ed delivery? Private or public? Equity or meritocracy?

In a complex issue such as the fight for American public education, it can be helpful to clearly identify some of the big questions that we’re wrestling with. This article is a good place to start sorting out some of the major policy issues underlying the struggle.

Seven Points of Argument, Leverage, and Change


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