Over half of the students in America’s public schools–51% overall, but in many states the number is much higher–are from families below the poverty line.
Some will say that this is because the middle class has abandoned public education, what with homeschooling, parochial and other Christian schools, and other private institutions. But why are so many middle class families not sending their children to public schools anymore? What could public schools do to bring them back? [Read more...]