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Jeff Bryant: The Big Lie Behind Trump's Budget Proposals for Education;by Diane Ravitch

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'Trump's bait-and-switch budget proposal for education cuts funding to Education by 13% – the level it was ten years ago. The mainstream media has fallen these false pitches.  “The way the Trump administration is spinning this combination of funding cuts and increases – and the way nearly every news outlet is reporting them – is that there is some sort of strategically important balance between funding programs for poor kids versus “school choice” schemes, as if the two are equivalents and just different means to the same ends. Nothing could be further from the truth and yet even competent education reporters are falling for the spin, writing that education policy is experiencing a “sea change in focus from fixing the failing schools to helping the students in the failing schools.”  

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