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The Swift Boating of Public Schools in Ma.;by Peter Greene; Curmudgucation

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'Is the SRCP(most famous for the Swift Boat campaign that sank John Kerry) manufacturing truth in Massachusetts? Yes! So, well-heeled charter fans hired DC-based SRCP Media. Their multi-million dollar ad will lean on that old favorite, charter schools are public schools. And when I say 'favorite,' what I actually mean is lie --  Big Lies that are behind the campaign for privatization. 'The people who make a living in the charter biz want the cap on charter schools lifted in a public referendum in November. No state has better exemplified the fierce debate between public school advocates and fans of modern education reform- who've captured the governor's seat, mayor of Boston, commissioner of education, and the secretary of education offices, but have consistently run into trouble since the day the commonwealth  abandoned its previous education standards in favor of the Gates CC.

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