The Death of Public School: How Conservatives Won the War Over Education in America

The Death of Public School

By Cara Fitzpatrick. Shows how conservatives have pushed for a revolution in public education—one that threatens the existence of the traditional public school. Argues, that we must look back at the turbulent history of school choice to see how school choice evolved from a segregationist tool in the South in the 1950s, to a policy embraced by advocates for educational equity in the North, to a conservative strategy for securing government funds for private schools in the twenty-first century. As a result, education is poised to become a private commodity rather than a universal good. Read more.