Merit is the last asset of public schools

The only thing that prevents parents from withdrawing their children from public schools is merit (“Every parent should fight back vs. the left’s war on merit,” New York Post, Jan 23).  Yet merit is being attacked as antithetical to equity.  It’s a terrible mistake.

Other countries correctly understand that nurturing merit is the key to their economic success.  As a result, they engage in differentiation in education since not all students are equal in ability. Only the U.S. persists in democratization in educating the young. We will pay a stiff price in the new world economy.

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