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Democrats for Education Reform Think Being Progressive Means Mirroring Betsy DeVos; by Steven Singer

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It is entirely incoherent to oppose Republicans by pushing for almost the same agenda. there is no difference between DFER and DeVos! '“Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) put out a new video about what they think it means to be an education progressive.And by the political action committee’s definition, Betsy DeVos may be the most “progressive” education secretary ever.She champions “public charter schools.” Just like them!She is in favor of evaluating teachers on student test scores. Just like them! She is a booster for “holding schools accountable” through the use of standardized tests. Just like them! But perhaps the most striking similarity between DeVos and DFER is their methodologies.“DFER announced it again was going to flood Democratic races with tons of campaign cash to bolster candidates who agreed with them. That’s exactly how DeVos gets things done, too!'

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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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