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Reed Hastings: Destroyer of Public Schools by Diane Ravitch

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'For his contempt for public schools and his determination to remove democratic governance of education, I hereby place Reed Hastings, billionaire founder of Netflix, on this blog’s Wall of Shame.“ His  goal for California appears to b e the near-total replacement of public schools with charter schools--to eliminate school boards & replace them with corporate management. As chair of the California State Board of Education, he opposed bilingual education, and led the charge to remove any limits on the number of charters, & to limit regulation or accountability.  The largest charter school collapsed & left 6,000  students without a school during his board tenure. He has spent more than $100 million promoting charter schools. “We see profound consequences when technology industry leaders take action from a position of privilege and isolation from the very communities they desire to help.' 

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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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