'The idea that education is a common good, not a commodity, and should be governed democratically is under assault. But, decisions about education affect everyone! Other people’s children grow up to be our neighbors, co-workers, and citizens. Their
subsequent behaviors and decisions as adults touch us all. That is why
decisions about education– a common good– should be made democratically
on behalf of all children and not just by individual parents. Education
in the United States is contentious. Now, we are
at an inflection point in which consequential questions about education
are hotly debated. Consider these for the November elections.Whose business is the education of students in the United States? Who should get to make decisions about where, what, with whom, and how children learn? '