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Some praise is in order for public schools; by Thomas A. Cox"Although far from perfect and in need of constant re-evalu

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“Not often heard over the noise of  he failure narrative is compelling evidence that America’s public schools, far from being awash in failure, have overall been performing remarkably well! ”Privatization is no answer to the challenges faced by our students today. A blind reliance on profit-driven markets to address and solve the challenges in educating America’s children constitutes a non-evidence-based leap of faith. Even worse, it would drive us toward abandoning our long-shared concept of education as a “common good” that we as a democratic polity have a collective responsibility to provide to all children.“Although far from perfect, & in need of constant re-evaluation & improvement, public schools and their legions of dedicated teachers continue to serve as critically important institutional forces in our nation’s ongoing struggle to provide equal opportunities for all citizens.'

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Astrophysicist and author Ethan Siegel writes in Forbes magazine about the way that federal policies have disrespected and demoralized passionate teachers. No Child Left Behind, Race to the Top, and the Every Student Succeeds Act have been disasters for teaching and learning.Every sentence in this short article is priceless. You will have to open the link and read it yourself in its entirety.

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