A long but absolutely crucial read on what was done to public education in Oregon. I know for an absolute fact that the exact same thing is being done in Illinois.
The other day an acquaintance asked me if Klara was going to the local public school for kindergarten. Uncharacteristically, I got so emotional I couldn’t control myself.
“No!” I yelled in a strangled falcetto. “Not my child! Never!”
I think I scared the acquaintance but you can imagine how all this feels to a person who grew up in the USSR. I mean, it was a lot better in the USSR. Our teachers were sad, beaten down schmucks, not sick, crazy skunks like the teachers described in the article.