When parents have even a remote choice of which school is best for their children, they invariably leave neighborhood public schools and enroll them elsewhere (“Our shrinking public school system,” New York Daily News, Sept. 13). That’s the sad but predictable outcome increasingly seen across the country.
It’s hard to know precisely the single cause because many factors are involved. But it seems that when teachers unions forced the closure of districts in the wake of the pandemic, it was the last straw. I say that because most private and religious schools remained open during the same period.
I support teachers unions, but as I’ve written often before, they are losing whatever good will they once possessed in light of their tactics during the pandemic.
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