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General News    H3'ed 2/28/20

No Privatization of our Public Schools! says Rep. DeLauro to Secretary DeVos-at Budge Hearing

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This is how  education is  undone.  Ed. Sec’y DeVos ( billionaire who owns Amway) testified re:Trump’s ‘budget’ proposal at  the House Subcommittee on Appropriations for Labor, Health, Human Services & Education. Here’s the scam:  a new $5 billion federal voucher program,  “education freedom scholarships” -- which  makes deep cuts in overall spending. House Rep. DeLauro said: “this much is clear to me. You are seeking to privatize public education.”  This “is the wrong direction for our students  & our country”…. Because  we need to be moving towards expanding public policies like early childhood education that we know help students to succeed. We see this in other countries around the globe”… “I will get more into the consequences of the cuts that you are proposing. I want to examine your privatization philosophy, the false premise on which it is built, and the research it ignores. ”


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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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