An article in Gawker proposes a simple solution to the public schools crisis:
Make Rahm Emanuel and Barack Obama’s children go to public schools. From a purely strategic and practical standpoint, it would be much easier to resolve the schools crisis if the futures of America’s wealthiest and most powerful children were at stake. Wealthy people tend to lobby effectively for their interests, and if their interests were to include adequate public funding for the schools their children attend, and libraries, and air-conditioning, those goals could likely be achieved without having to resort to unpleasant things like teachers’ strikes….
Billionaire investor Warren Buffet once suggested something similar to school reformer Michelle Rhee, arguing that the easiest way to fix schools was to “make private schools illegal and assign every child to a public school by random lottery.”
What do you think?