Holy Cross Professor Discusses Some of the Great Challenges of American Education

The Atlantic
March 5th, 2018 by 


Jack Schneider, assistant professor of education Photo by: Tom Rettig

 

Public vs. private school is the age-old debate. But should they be mutually exclusive concepts? What would happen if the U.S. had an entirely public or private school system?

The Atlantic set out to bring some clarity to the issue by asking several experts, including assistant professor of education at Holy Cross Jack Schneider.

According to Schneider, in an all-private-school world, the wealthy would almost always fare better than the poor. “They could pay for private schools so high in caliber that the schools would be eager to publicize their academic data,” Schneider told The Atlantic. “For everyone else, a lack of transparent, easily comparable metrics could mean gravely divergent results for students depending on their family income.”

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