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Lennie Jarratt: Public Education is Not Synonymous with Public School

November 28, 2017

Lennie Jarratt, project manager of the Center for Transforming Education at The Heartland Institute talks of public vs. private education and school choice.

Lennie Jarratt, project manager for the Center for Transforming Education at The Heartland Institute talks of the current state of public education.  Jarratt goes into how public education has become synonymous with public schools, something that wasn’t always the case.  In order for the availability of quality schools to expand, Jarratt argues public education should be formed though state funds being allocated to private schools rather than going to public schooling districts.

Jarratt touches on topics including the Common Core State Standards, prevalence of socialism in public schools, and education savings accounts.  The Common Core State Standards aim to be the national curriculum, but not every student responds to the same kind of education.  To best ensure the readiness of future generations, states need to move away from Common Core and tailor curriculums to the needs of their students.

Author
Lennie Jarratt is the project manager for the Center for Transforming Education at The Heartland Institute.
ljarratt@heartland.org @LennieJarratt