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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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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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