What would Susan say?

Susan B. Anthony Day

FIX public schools, you pin-heads

So, our lawmakers in Tallahassee are pushing a new law that would allow 51% of (voting) parents to have a chronically failing school closed and reopened as a private for-profit charter school?

Legislators and parents should take note of what famous Republican Susan B. Anthony said on the subject:

“If all the rich and all of the church people should send their children to the public schools they would feel bound to concentrate their money on improving these schools until they met the highest ideals.”

Anthony was a key player in passage of the 19th Amendment, getting women the right to vote.

I doubt she envisioned women voting to close public schools rather than to fix them.

<IMHO> Fred Jacobsen


3 Responses to “What would Susan say?”

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  3. Hey, thanks for including my post on your related articles. Susan B. Anthony was a great woman, and this quote only makes me like her more. You should check out my “suggested reading” post about Norwegian schools and their success because it’s doing almost exactly what Anthony suggests.

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