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Florida: The Graveyard of American Public Education; Diane Ravitch blog

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'Florida has the worst education policies of any state in the nation, and it is about to get even more destructive, more ignorant, more backward and undercut public schools in every way their little minds can imagine; 'and remember that Betsy DeVos points to Florida as a 'model'.. 'A mode of how religious extremists, rightwing ideologues, and uneducated political hacks can destroy public education, drive away teachers, and fund “schools” that indoctrinate students in religious dogma.Jeb Bush started the descent into the swamp of ignorance. Now the torch is carried by Ron DeSantis, who wants to arm teachers, expand the state’s voucher programs to include middle-class families with income up to $100,000 a year, reduce the power of local school boards so they can’t block new charter schools.'

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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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