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Beware! Powerful Koch Network Starts New Group to Fight Public Schools; by Diane Ravitch

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'Charles Koch and his network of wealthy donors have created a new Astroturf organization called “Yes Every Kid” to promote school choice and take public money away from public schools -- targeting “every kid” as a prime prospect for a charter school or a voucher,  to shrink public schools so that they are no longer the “choice” of 90% of American families. They are monitoring statehouses where it can be influential on school choice,“The priority is to go where there is a political appetite to be open to policy change and lean in there There is no evidence that students benefit by having school choice, although there is plenty of evidence that vouchers underwrite racism and ignorance and there is plenty of evidence that school choice promotes segregation. This is what the billionaires actually want:  And it is worth paying for. For them. Not for us, and not for our society.'

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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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