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Detroit: Families, Students, and Teachers Speak Out Against "Choice" by Diane Ravitch

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 At a town hall meeting in Detroit, students, families, and teachers spoke out against the damage caused to them by the false promise of “school choice.” Allie Gross covered the meeting for the Detroit Free Press. "Parents, students, and educators do not choose the sabotage of their neighborhood schools, school closings, zero tolerance policies that target black and brown students, punitive standardized testing school deserts," the group's mission statement explains. "We choose equity, not the scam called school choice."

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