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(96) How The Democratic Party Fatally Damaged Itself

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Ever since the Clinton Presidency, the Democratic Party has been an advocate of top-down school reforms which have nothing to do with LEARNING. These policies failed to achieve their  objectives and have destabilized communities, created widespread distress among teachers & parents. Every Democratic politician who has promoted the following education policies has been complicit in the Party's decline. * Promotion of national testing and test based accountability standards for public schools. * Closing of schools which are deemed "failing" and removal of their teachers and administrators. *Charter schools over public schools. * Support for programs like Teach for America which de-professionalize the teaching profession."

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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