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Public Schools in Oklahoma City and Tulsa Are Sinking Because of Disruption Policies; by JohnThompson at Diane Ravitch

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Read the facts about how public education is being eroded. The crises in Tulsa and Oklahoma school system are rooted in education policy” directed by  “corporate reformers” who admire disruptive innovation that enrich them. Ever since NCLB used school closures as an accountability tool, some reformers have been devoted to that disruptive policy. Mass closures are often seen as praiseworthy examples of running schools in a businesslike manner. And they provide opportunities for major administrative reorganizations. Ravitch now characterizes data-driven, choice-driven reformers as “Disrupters.” Across the nation, as well as in Oklahoma, “The most important lesson of the past few decades is that “Reform doesn’t mean reform. It means mass demoralization, chaos, and turmoil. Disruption does not produce better education.” Read an learn  how public schools are being  eradicated.

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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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