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General News    H3'ed 2/14/18

Carol Burris on Education Savings Accounts: A Recipe for Dumbing Down America by Diane Ravitch

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"If you were a billionaire and you wanted to make the  American people totally gullible, you would dream up ways to keep them far removed from schools and teachers that teach them how to think critically. You would embrace “education savings accounts,” which are vouchers by another name, which remove from the state any responsibility to educate any child. Just give every student a debit card, to be used at will. ."See how cool it is? Parents pledge not to enroll their children in a public school or a charter school.,,and get a debit card to go shopping. Destroy public education. Just like Uber or Amazon, except this is education. This is our future. These are our children.The people behind this are the super-rich. What do you think they have in mind? They send their own children to elite private schools.  Are they mad? Are they stupid? Are they vicious? What gives?"

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