Published May 23. 2020 07:12AM
At the risk of being labeled a heretic, I believe now is the opportune time to turn the page on our antiquated and costly template for public education in this state. When this health crisis ends, we will critique the government’s decision to shutter our public schools in favor of temporary cyberschooling and evaluate the effectiveness of that move. If it is proven in the final analysis that we can accomplish the goal of public education by way of the internet, rather than traditional brick-and-mortar schools, we must have an honest conversation about the establishment of a new, modern, and much less costly model of public education.
The catastrophic events we’ve endured over the past several