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Michael Bloomberg's education 'reforms' would be a disaster for public schools; by Dr Heather Gautney & Eric Blanc

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  If you want to save public schools and defeat Trump, Bloomberg is no choice at all. Nominating  him would be a disaster for public schools – and for the Democrats’ chances at beating Trump,  because when it comes to education policy, it is virtually impossible to tell the two billionaire politicians apart. Like Trump, Bloomberg is a fervent backer of privatizing and dismantling public schools across the country. Education, in their view, should be run like a business.While other establishment Democrats have begun changing their tune in response to the “Red for Ed” movement, Bloomberg’s campaign spokesman has made it clear that privatization will be a core message of his 2020 presidential run  Y ou can’t win in November without teachers. And nobody should expect educators to be won over to a billionaire who has spent much of his career and fortune demonizing them.

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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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