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General News    H3'ed 12/23/18

New Orleans: The Last Public School Closes, Despite Objections of Parents and Students and Alumni; by Diane Ravitch

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New Orleans is now the 1st city in the US without a public school as the Orleans Parish School Board closed the last public school in a meeting room filled with protesting parents, students, alumni and teachers. The board disregarded the protesters. They were fighting for the restoration of real skills learning, and the values that Reformers don’t understand: tradition, community, history, relations between families and schools, a spirit of connectedness that binds past to present!Why do parents and students fight for schools that have been labeled “failing” by authorities? “Ghosts in the Schoolyard,” about Rahm Emanuel’s brutal closure of 50 public schools in a single day, offers a clue to the demolition of  the Institutions of American Public  Education.

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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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