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Rochester, New York: Leaked Emails Reveal Secret Plan for State Takeover of Rochester Schools; by Diane Ravitch

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 'The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle obtained emails revealing that the New York State Education Department and the New York Board of Regents are considering a plan to oust the elected school board, take over the Rochester public schools, appoint a five-member interim school board, and appoint a temporary school superintendent. Former Ass't Secy of Eduction Ravitch says: 'Those who want state takeovers are deeply suspicious of elected school boards, and have concluded that the path to better schools is through autocracy. I hope the Regents will move carefully before suspending and replacing an elected school board. They better have something more promising for Rochester’s students than a fresh set of unelected faces.'

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