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The Demolition of American Education, by Diane Ravitch

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'The Trump/Devos proposed budget for federal education policy swings a mighty scythe, mostly at programs that serve middle-income and low-income students; it is a boon for privatization and a disaster for public schools and low-income college students. It will cut federal spending on education by 13.6 percent, cut $10.6 billion from existing programs, & divert $1.4 billion to charter schools and vouchers for private and religious schools.The administration wants to end many programs that are aimed at the poorest students and disadvantaged minorities in particular, while canceling vital enhancements to public school education like arts and foreign-language funding. With billions cut from existing education programs, the only area of increase in the education budget would be grants for school choice.'

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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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