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Rochester, NY: State Takeover Is Not the Answer; Bad idea says civil rights activists; Diane Ravitch

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 'Rochester residents want the same thing: excellent public schools where it is a joy to teach and learn, but dissolving a democratically elected school board takes Rochester further from its goal and disempowers the very community it should be lifting up. There is no quick fix for school performance when large numbers of children are struggling with poverty, hunger, and housing insecurity. Schools like Enrico Fermi School 17 have emphasized restorative practices to repair school relationships and keep students engaged in the classroom.. Progress in our schools has been slow and uneven, but we know what works.  Taking away the voice of voters and community members isn’t the answer.'

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NO ONEIS WATCHING! This is how it is done-- piece by piece. Ripe for takeover, 15,880 separate school districts in 50 states are on beyond absorbed by legislatures, without an educator on board. The the 'job' is farmed out to. for-profit markets.


Her..look at this example in Missouri Tom Ultican has been chronicling the advance of the DPE (Destroy Public Education) Movement. He attended the recent conference of the Network for Public Education, where he heard from leaders of the Kansas City (Missouri) school district and realized that it was suffering from the DPE strategy.

He wrote this post about the deliberate and heedless destruction of what was once a vibrant school district .

The city and the school district were, to begin with, victimized by white flight. Subsidized by federal housing policies, whites abandoned the city. Responding to a court order, the state poured huge sums into magnet schools in hopes of luring white students back, but it didn't work.

Then the DPE moved in, like vultures, to feast on the carcass of the remaining public schools.


This article about an impoverished Ohio district was written by Robert Brownlee, who grew up in East Cleveland, attended its public schools, and spent his career in its public schools. He hits the nail on the head: The state takeover will do nothing to address the root causes of low academic achievement.

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Look, go to the Ravitch blog and put legislature in the search field see how the 'markets' are being used to undo our INSTITUTION of public education


"The legislature is the route that Betsy DeVos, Trump's pick to lead the Education Department, has taken repeatedly over the years. DeVos, through her groups, including the American Federation for Children and All Children Matter, has pushed voucher measures successfully through statehouses across the country, including in Indiana in 2011. DeVos told the Philanthropy Roundtable last year that "successful advocacy requires coordinating a lot of moving parts: identifying potential legislators, educating them about the issue, getting them elected, helping them craft and pass legislation, and helping with implementation once laws are passed to ensure that programs work for children." Showering lawmakers with money also helps and DeVos' groups have spent millions on candidates who support vouchers. DeVos has been blunt about the power that donations have in politics. In 1997, she wrote in Roll Call that "I have decided to stop taking offense at the suggestion that we are buying influence. Now I simply concede the point. They are right. We do expect something in return."

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Valerie Strauss posted an article about the lobbying activities of the giant testing corporations. They spend many millions of dollars to ensure that Congress and the states understand the importance of buying their services. It would be awful for them if any state decided to let teachers write their own tests and test what they taught.

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