THE EDUCATION BATTLEFIELD As always, the progressive teachers unions, channeling George Wallace, are standing in the school house door doing their best to stifle educational freedom.
As the new year begins, the education freedom wars show no sign of abating.
As we transition into 2023, we can see that the field of education will once again be a contentious one, as too many government-run schools are failing, and parents are not happy. In Chicago, for example, great numbers of students are avoiding their local schools. In fact, more than one-third of the city’s public schools are at least half empty, with high schools the most vacant. Douglas High School has a capacity of 888 students, but only 34 students are enrolled. Manley High School can seat 1,296 students, but just 70 attend. On the k-8 level, the Mason School can accommodate 1,710 kids, but has only 187 enrollees.