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Russ Walsh: Vouchers Are for the Rich, the Racists, and the Religious Right;by Diane Ravitch

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 'Education Sec'y, DeVos, is rich, white, and a proselytizing supporter of the Christian religious right who champions school vouchers. These two things are not coincidences, because vouchers are very good for the very rich. If the rich can sell vouchers as the cure for educational inequality, they may be able to get people to ignore the real reason for public education struggles – income inequity. Here is a quick list with some links for further reading. Vouchers do not improve student academic performance; Vouchers do not improve opportunities for low-income children; Vouchers lead to private schools of questionable quality;Voucher divert public money to unaccountable private institutions; Vouchers undermine religious liberty;Vouchers do further harm to already struggling public schools; Vouchers enable discrimination and segregation'

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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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