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How ALEC Attacked Public Schools in Indiana, Despite the State Constitution by Diane Ravitch

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'The cold and calculating destruction of public education in Indiana was not the result of democratic deliberation. It was planned and implemented by oligarchs & rightwing politicians, who betrayed their own communities. Imagine a state with a constitution containing an ironclad guarantee of uniform system of common schools, free and open to all.-- whose constitution flatly bans the funding of any sectarian schools. Call that state Indiana. How is it that Indiana is now awash in charters and vouchers, flatly contradicting the explicit language of the state constitution.The answer lies with ALEC, which is funded  by the Koch brothers, the DeVos family, & the nation’s largest corporations.Three Professors at Ball State University—Michael Schaffer, Jeff Swenson, and John G. Ellis—published a very informative explanation about ALEC’s stealth attack on public education in Indiana,.'

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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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