Authoritarians hate public schools. Having a public school system means opening doors to all members of a society and providing a common education that builds skills, fuels curiosity, increases civic engagement, and inspires children to learn from the past while building for the future. coming. Done well, it instills a sense of citizenship while developing compassion and empathy for all. It is not surprising that the recent century, commonly referred to as the American century, has coincided with a century of public education from coast to coast for all children.
The American public school system is meant to be the foundation of an egalitarian society where children of all races, creeds, colors, and backgrounds come together to understand what it means to be American. Unless that’s not the goal. Unless you really want to create castes, prevent certain children from having to interact with others, and create targeted, personalized learning tailored only to what your caste thinks your children should know, damn the facts. If so, you will take the position of the authoritarians. You will attempt to minimize access to education that might contradict or compromise your positions of power. And you will say that you are doing this for the good of the children.