For four years I was an elementary school teacher in southwest Missouri. Not to toot my own horn, but I was a pretty good teacher. Students and parents liked me. Several of my colleagues even requested me as their child’s teacher.
But you want to know the truth?
In his 2014 state of the state address, Governor Jay Nixon bragged that “Missouri’s a low-tax state—sixth lowest in the nation—and we like it that way.” In his letter vetoing tax cuts in 2013, the Governor reiterated this point.
Al Shanker, longtime leader of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), was an early cheerleader for public charter schools.
For my money, one of the most promising developments in American education today is not in public schooling, private schooling, or charter schooling. It is in tiny schooling.
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