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Meet Trump's Public Ed Wrecking Ball, by Leonie Haimison

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Leonie Haimson has gathered the relevant facts about the background of Trump's choice for Sec'y of Education, Betsy DeVos, a radical choice, far outside the mainstream. She never attended a public school or sent her own children to one, or  worked as a teacher, served on a school board, or held any position in government. She  is an even more radical privatizer than either Arne Duncan or John King, who favored expanding the charter sector, offering these publicly funded, privately run schools more than $1.5 billion in federal grants. The DeVos family is among the leading donors to the GOP,and they finance far-right groups that promote climate-change denial, oppose marriage equality, and want to cripple labor unions. Another group they support, the Acton Institute, argues for the abolition of child-labor laws.' read more...

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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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