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New York City Joins Forces with Corporate Reformers; by Diane Ravitch

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  Mayor Bill DeBlasio joined in partnership with corporate reformers to create new schools and transform existing schools. These 'reformers' are not offering much moneybut they are getting the Mayor to admit that amateur “reformers”  know more than the city’s professional educators. Thus the DOE must be putting in $17M more – to create or “transform” 35 additional schools, as the application specifies that “20 of the 40 schools selected will be existing schools to redesign, and 20 will be new schools.”In other words, she says, NYC is “a cheap date.”


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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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