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Pennsylvania Legislature Should Reject the Vulture Voucher Bill!; Stephen Singer, Diane Ravitch

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'The best way to help a struggling public school is to cannibalize it. At least that’s what Betsy DeVos thinks – and so does her Pennsylvania  puppet Mike Turzai.

who is expected to propose a school voucher bill Monday that will treat Harrisburg Schools as nothing more than carrion fit for plunder by school privatization vultures. Non-public schools would be allowed to take public tax dollars but refuse any students they wished – Instead of helping the school and its students get back on their feet, Turzai proposes siphoning away as much as $8.5 million in state funding   set aside for the school’s aide. Under House Bill 1800, private or parochial schools won’t be held as accountable for how they spend the money t hey plunder from Harrisburg nor will it force them to enroll all comers like authentic public schools are required to do.'

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"The Perfect Storm [Disaster] of Education Reform"and also Maurice Cunningham: The Waltons Create a "National Parents Union"to see how the billionaire power elite are creating the organizations to promote the demolition of public schools so education, like heath care, can be privatized .

To learn more about national efforts to fight private school vouchers, check out the new Public Funds Public Schoolscampaign supported by Education Law Center, Southern Poverty Law Center and the SPLC Action Fund.

Look at how public money is used in DC to train the lobbyists to end public schools. Laura Chapman: The New Line on Private Charters as Spelled Out by the D.C. Establishment"article is an example of the relatively new strategy for selling ideas, marketed by Frameworks Institute.org with a focus on inventing stories, and forwarding narratives calculated to distract attention and elicit favorable responses to hidden-from-view power players. Many of the same "philanthropies" who have promoted failed policies for schools in the last two decades are still at it with Dintersmith trying out a refreshed story line."

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