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About Those "Failing-Government" Schools; by Mercedes Schneider

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In his State of the Union address, Trump used a far-right, DeVosian description of America's public schools as 'failing government schools.' Never mind that Trump heads the government or that DeVos heads those 'government schools'  and wants a private-school escape -- which, in Orwellian fashion -- is called 'choice'! Schneider  adds one wee mark of punctuation to their phrase, clarifying it as such:' Failing-government schools!' For decades, the government has been failing America’s public schools.' Schneider's  clear analysis of the disruption of public education & the failure of the NCLB mandated testing is a must read... even though she apologies for not going' into depth on the defunding of education, and on teacher-bashing, and on the ever-increasing responsibility foisted upon schools to confront issues plaguing families and communities.

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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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