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Bill Phillis: Our Great American Public Schools Will Prevail; Diane Ravitch

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' Americans are awakening to the reality that the private alternatives are parasitic on the public system, and are pushing back. At the same time, privatizers are ramping up because they see their cash cows  melting away! .  Super-rich power-elite and foundations have poured billions into the subsidization and promotion of charters, vouchers, education savings accounts, tuition tax credits, state takeover mechanisms and portfolio districts. Federal and state governments, contrary to education provisions in state constitutions, have poured hundreds of billions of dollars into these private ventures that undermine the fiscal and civic integrity of school districts.. An overwhelming majority of the American people love the common school.'..but they must be vigilant!

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yes, Diane ,I hope so , but as you point out - - using Minneapolis s an example

Rob Levine: How Charters Kill Public Schools, the Example of Minneapolis

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"Though specifics vary, across the nation charter schools are draining the students and finances of public school districts, creating distress in many. In Minneapolis, the Minneapolis Foundation is trying this very strategy with its created entity, Minnesota Comeback, whose goal is 30,000 new charter seats in the city."Does the Minneapolis Foundation want to destroy public schools in Minneapolis? Look at its partners: all the same "reform" groups that are working with DeVos, the Waltons, and the Koch brothers."

Rob's graphic shows that tens of millions spent by "Reformers" to disrupt and destroy public schools in Minneapolis."

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