Equity Block Discussion 3

The Futures

Roles
Discussion Leader: Nicole
Time Keeper/Summarizer: Sonja
Devils Advocate Tweeter: Dylan & Sarah
Note Taker: Michelle
Twitter Monitor: Janinn

Warm-Up

Were there any points in the reading you found interesting or took an issue with?

Discussion Questions

1)Should schools be operated under the same ideas as a free market business?

2) Do you agree with the statement that “because public schools faced no meaningful competition from private schools, they were inefficient and inadequate” (p. 59)? Why or why not? Which school would you prefer for your children?

3) On page 58 it says “they [the students] would learn tolerance and respect for the diverse people and different points of view in the country.” Do you believe that children learn respect for the diverse people and different points of view in American schools? Why or why not?

Discussion Ender:
“The education marketplace acts pretty much the way most free markets do- people with money; information; the “right” social class, ethnicity, or gender; and powerful personal connections have access to “better” goods.”

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