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A Teacher in Arizona Reports on the Slow Strangulation of Public Schools: The truth, by Diane Ravitch

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 “This is my first year teaching in AZ Title 1 school, after moving from another state. I taught almost 20 years in a Title 1  public school.   I've never seen anything as dysfunctional and underfunded: the lack of resources in  is stupefying and confounding!  The  district is in dire straits as it is funneling money away from public schools into charters;  and that this “cheating” of public schools is the new-normal. It’s not that people don’t care about education, its  that most people who can, leave the poverty schools behind, do so, without realizing the impact this has.  The discipline problems and lack of support for teachers is driving parents and teachers away. Buildings are falling apart. Just today part of the roof caved in at the school library. And then the corruption in the state legislature is driving the drain of resources.”

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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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