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Stuart Egan: What Frank Capra Could Teach Betsy DeVos About Public Schools, by Diane Ravitch

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'When you wage war on the public schools, you’re attacking the mortar that holds the community together. You’re not a conservative, you’re a vandal.”  Garrison Keillor, Homegrown Democrat: A Few Plain Thoughts from the Heart of America

At our family Christmas dinner  someone asked the question, 'What is the best Christmas movie of all time?'  The consensus was Frank Capra's 'It's a Wonderful Life.' When I got home from dinner, I found Stuart Egan’s post about the film. It turns out that Bedford Falls High School plays a significant part. Frank Capra knew, and his audience understood, the central role that the town’s public school played in the life of the community. There was no talk of choice or accountability or data. Just an institution that bound together the life of the community. 

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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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