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CURMUDGUCATION: Report on Systematic Crushing of Local Control; by Peter Green

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Greene explains the ways that Eli Broad’s desired endgame—a totally charter-ized, privatized schools system—would be a disaster for the communities in Los Angeles (or other cities): AROS says it--" that this state-led destruction of democracy and school systems is happening almost exclusively in poor black and brown communities, communities that sometimes welcome the takeover because the neglect has previously been so bad, only to discover that state takeovers leave local citizens without a democratic voice or a community school for their children." THEY DO THIS BY FRAGMENTATION!— Local folks have no say in any aspect of the privatization.In Detroit, 45 separate entities run schools; in New Orleans there are 44, and nobody who is actually responsible for keeping track of students.  

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