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IMPORTANT: Here's WHY School Vouchers HURT us! by Diane Ravitch

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“Vouchers violate the American ideal of democracy because they transfer educational decisions from the public domain (school boards and elections) to private management companies & organizations.  The voucher system promises to segregate students by class, ethnicity, and ability level while socially ostracizing individual students based on their ethnicities & identities.  Private organizations often  prioritize profits over learningusing public tax dollars to hire inexperienced  teachers, and pocketing the difference.    Vouchers for ENTIRELY private schools would  decrease public accountability and create a wall between the public and the education sector, thereby diminishing democracy and the role of education as a public good;' writes Frank Adamson of Stanford University. He also says:  “The best way to stop Trump’s plan to privatize public schools is to say no to vouchers, .” 

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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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