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Diane Ravitch: "ON Schools!"

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'Can education be run like a business? Valerie Strauss contacted PBS to ask why the public TV Network  ran a one-sided three-hour documentary that lambastes public schools and celebrates vouchers, charters, and for-profit schools with not a shred of fact -checking. It pays no attention to where the money comes from, even it is dark money funneled through Donors Trust, which bundles contributions from the Koch brothers and DeVos foundations. Since PBS likes 'diverse views' , urge them to air 'Backpack Full of Cash,' produced by award-winning Stone Lantern Films, who's four-part series, 'School,' was aired on PBS in 2000. 'Backpack' demonstrates the vicious corporate assault on public schools and the harm done to children by the privatization movement. and  contact your local public television station and urge them to run my rebuttal, which aired on WNET, the NYC PBS station.'

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