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Betsy DeVos Floods New Hampshire with $46 Million for Charters; by Diane Ravitch

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'Perhaps Betsy DeVos  is throwing $46 million in federal money at New Hampshire in an effort to destroy the state’s public schools. It will double the number of charter schools in the state. GOP Gov.Chris Sununu  who appoints the State Board of Ed. & the state commissioner of education,  Frank Edelblut, who  has a vision of deschooling or unschooling, disestablishing public schools  proposed a program -- “Learn Everywhere,” which would compel districts  to pay for programs offered by for-profits which Sununu’s State Board approved. Edelblut says public schools will “save money,” because they will cut programs and lay off teachers. Public money will flow to private providers and there will be less for public schools. He likes that. A state  legislative committee is trying to block  Learn Everywhere, saying that the state can’t tell districts how to spend money.'

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BTW, although you will get the latest in the war on public schools here at OEN, there is a paucity of writers discussing education (what learning looks like and what is required), and nothing about the assault on public schools... which is easy to understand when you realize the power-elite that want an ignorant citizenry owns the media.

This wonderful article " Who should be writing about education and isn't?" looks at how elite media outlets address education. He points out that even in the New Yorker, where the 63% of the 38 articles about medicine were written by doctors, in the meager 17 articles about education; not a single one of them is written by a professional educator, nary a classroom teacher or educational researcher among the authors.

Rose says: " this disparity in authorship, this absence of people closest to the remarkable act of educating, has come to represent for me a much bigger issue having to do with the place of education in our society, for the example I offer with the New Yorker is, to some degree, replicated in other elite media outlets."

(To pick two examples of omission, life-long teachers and writers Deborah Meier and Vivian Paley, both recipients of door-opening MacArthur "Genius Grants," have never graced the New Yorker's pages." )

Because Rose writes specifically about the New Yorker magazinea comment from its editor, David Remnick, is at the end. *Rose is a highly respected education scholar at the University of California at Los Angeles, and the writer of almost a dozen books, including "The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker,"

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