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Donald Cohen: In the Public Interest: "Why the Trump-DeVos Choice Agenda Won't Work"; Diane Ravitch

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 Recently,  Jeb Bush's  'Foundation for Excellence in Education' has lobbied for its corporate funders wrote 'that public schools should be thought of as fast food restaurants.!'  Providing public goods and services is nothing like selling hamburgers. 'In a democracy, human beings should control the public schools, infrastructure, and social services in their communities. This point is driven home by a carefully researched report, which found that taxpayers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars on charter school buildings in California, yet the state has little to show for it.   The state is slowly handing the keys to its public education system over to the charter school industry and those who are pushing the “school choice” narrative, like DeVos. California’s leaders are treating schools like fast food restaurants.'

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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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