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Stephen Dyer: Ohio Establishes Dictatorship to "Reform" Youngstown Schools; by Diane ravitch

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DO YOU WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING TO PUBLIC EDUCATION? LOOK AT OHIO. Stephen Dyer describes the latest move by the corporate reform crowd in Ohio. In typical 'reformer' fashion, their idea of a solution to school problems is to eliminate democracy, local control, the voice of the people. The law he refers to is similar to the 'emergency manager' law in Michigan, which gives one person total control of struggling school districts. It is similar to New Jersey's state-appointed superintendent, who ignores any input from those who live in the community. It is similar to ALEC model legislation, which encourages states to remove local control so that privately-managed charter schools may be imposed, regardless of local opposition. The so-called reformers have a problem with democracy.The Governor has decided the way to 'fix' the schools is to have one uber-Meister,
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