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A Progress Report from the Network for Public Education; by Diane Ravitch, former ass't Secy' of Education

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Please read: You will learn that teachers in W. Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, Colorado, and No.Carolina heroically stood together and said "Enough!" demanding fair funding for their schools! They changed the national narrative, restoring to public view the fact that 85-90% of American students attend public schools, not charter or religious schools. Most of our public schools are underfunded, and most of our teachers are underpaid, and this  Sec'y of Education is a foe of public schools  pushing the lie of 'choice:"  29 states spent less in 2018 than in 2008. “Choice” is NOT a substitute for funding. Choice takes money away from schools that are already underfunded and diverts it to privately managed schools that are unregulated and unaccountable. But this year...

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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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