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General News    H4'ed 8/13/16

How privatization of schools works: An infograph

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'This is a brilliant yet simple infographic that explains the logic of what is deceitfully called 'reform.'Reform begins with a narrative about 'failing schools.' Students take tests whose passing mark is so high that the failure rate is high, thus proving the narrative.The government closes the schools with the lowest scores, which are almost all in poor black and Hispanic communities.The empty school is turned over to a private corporation, which has no relationship to the local community.The privately managed school calls itself 'a public school' because it gets public money.When an employee or a family sues because their rights were violated, the charter corporation says it is a private contractor, not a state actor.' This summary by Diane Ravitch from her site

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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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