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The Staggering Naivety of Those Criticizing Public Schools as Out-of-Date; by Steven Singer

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'Public school critics throw stones at a system they know nothing about in order to sell an untested, disproven and profit-driven alternative. Most have never been teachers' or been inside a public school in the 15,880 SCHOOL SYSTEMS!. 'But their  answer: Blow everything up! Turn education over to for-profit corporations. There are ways in which the system is antiquated and could use updating. But to claim that the entire system should be scrapped in favor of a largely untested, disproven and – frankly – profit-driven model is supremely stupid!' ' Singer goes point by point--with  links--  through the major criticisms and refutes each one and demolishes the critics,' says Diane RavitchHe ask for example: IS it true that America’s public schools expect students to do nothing but listen to orders and follow them to the letter?Absolutely not. but 'reformers' advocates do exactly that!'


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