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Billionaire Reed Hastings Plans Luxury Resort to Train Teachers to Think Like Him By Diane Ravitch

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Billionaire Reed Hastings’ is financing  a new foundation that will operate a training ground for American public school teachers, a project shrouded in secrecy that will expand his  political influence in the American education system, while undermining an essential democratic institution, the American public school   He will  b uild a fabulous resort in Colorado for teachers, to learn to love charter schools, (&  failed reform strategies: high-stakes testing, test-based accountability etc.)'Yes, poverty is the essential problem that afflicts the lives of large numbers of children. Ignore it at your peril, Mr. Hastings. Keep pursuing your vanity projects while teachers and students cry out for smaller classes, bemoan the lack of resources, weep for the loss of the arts and play, and plead for social workers, psychologists, librarians and nurses.'

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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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