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NeNeoliberal Privatizer David Osborne offers disinformation designed to fool the gullible; by Diane Ravitch

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The entire article by Osborne, (WaPO 6/19)  is straightforward disinformation -- his entire “argument,” rests on deliberately confusing the critical difference between the private & public spheres -- the very different aims, roles, and purposes of each! Public and private mean the opposite of each other, and are antonyms. Conceptual confusion flourishes & results in antisocial policies when these different categories are used carelessly! Public refers to everyone, the common good, the general interests of society & means  inclusive, open, and non-rivalrous. A public good is  benefits everyone, whether they use it or not. Private means exclusive, not inclusive, not shared... nor accessible by all.Osborne has been a relentless supporter of privately-operated low-transparency charter schools, which are notorious for being corrupt failures, unaccountable, segregated, & deunionized.'

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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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