Public schools are running out of excuses

As readers of this column know, I support traditional public schools.  But my patience is wearing thin in light of their persistent inability to provide a basic education for Black students (“The Real Structural Racism,” The Wall Street Journal, Sept. 7).

Despite the expenditure of upwards of $28,000 per student in New York City, public schools are not doing their job.  They then compound their failure by trying to eliminate tests that measure student performance. Worse, they oppose parental choice.

The only excuse is that unlike charter, parochial and private schools, traditional public schools must enroll all who show up at their doors regardless of ability, interest or motivation.

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