Power of Story Send a Tweet        

Share on Google Plus 1 Share on Twitter Share on Facebook 2 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend (3 Shares)  

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   1 comment
Best Web OpEds

Philadelphia: "Reform" Is Killing Our Schools

Quicklink Submitted By   Follow Me on Twitter     Message Susan Lee Schwartz     Permalink

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; , Add Tags  

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 10/24/15

Author 40790
Become a Fan
  (20 fans)

From flickr.com/photos/12403504@N02/11002742615/: Image taken from page 70 of
Image taken from page 70 of '[Death's Doings; consisting of numerous original compositions, in prose and verse, the ... contributions of various writers; principally intended as illustrations of twenty-four plates designed and etched by R. Dagley.]'
(Image by The British Library)
  Permission   Details   DMCA
 

'Here is one  of the saddest stories about the hoax of 'reform' that you are likely to read,'  Says Diane Ravitch. 'If closing schools is the same as 'reform,' then we have surely fallen down the rabbit-hole into a world where words mean nothing or mean the opposite Lisa Haver, a public school activist in Philadelphia, describes the deliberate process of destroying her city's public schools. The superintendent, William Hite, is doing what Broad Academy graduates do: closing public schools without heeding the views of parents or communities.' There is a reason for the adjective 'public' that comes before 'schools.' The schools belong to the public, not to Eli Broad, Bill Gates, or the current superintendent. Philadelphia needs a leader to save its schools, not to close them down.

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At dianeravitch.net

 

- Advertisement -

View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

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...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -