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Outrage! Boston Mayor Plans to Close 36 Schools to Make Way for Charters by Diane Ravitch

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The LATEST  on the WAR on PUBLIC EDUCATION:  The Boston Globe reports that Boston gave management consulting firm McKinsey & Co $660,000 to audit the schools and he proposed that the city could save $85 million a year by CLOSING 40% of its public schools. Moreover, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh gave no indication in 2013 when he ran for office that he was a supporter of school privatization. Yet now, Walsh is working closely with the Gates Foundation and the far-right, union-busting Walton Family Foundation to close 36 public schools and replace them with privately managed charter schools. In 2012, Boston was one of seven cities that  signed a “Gates Compact,” agreeing to treat public schools and charter schools as equals. Boston received $3.25 million to sell out  public education to the Gates Foundation and the billionaire-backed charter movement.'

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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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