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Randi Weingarten: The Fight Before Us Against DeVos and Privatization; by Diane Ravitch

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Diane Ravitch  offers the major address by Randi Weingarten,   to the AFT Teach Conference  in which she explained why she has 'called out' the forces of destruction now targeting public schools in America. It is time, she says, to resist. To resist privatization by charters and vouchers; to resist the attacks on the teaching profession; to fight racial segregation; to resist the budget cuts that hurt children. And to stand up proudly for our public schools, the anchor of our communities, governed democratically by elected school boards.   The forces coming to tether to fight Randi, offers the truth: Jeanne Allen, director of the pro-charter, pro-voucher Center for Education Reform, called for Randi’s resignation for drawing a line connecting school choice advocates today with segregationists in the mid-twentieth century..

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