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To Understand Teach for America, See Who Funds The Organization;Diane Ravitch

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Follow the money is a basic principle. . Who funds  Teach for America?  To understand an organization, see who funds it. Take Teach for America. It presents itself to the public as a noble charity. Unfortunately, it promotes the bad idea that anyone with five weeks of training can teach. That has the effect of undermining teaching as a profession.Does anyone believe that five weeks of training is adequate to become a doctor or lawyer or architect or engineer? TFA supplies the workforce for a large proportion of charter schools, 90% of which are non-union.TFA simultaneously undermines the teaching profession and teacher unionism, which assures that teachers have rights and voice in the workplace.Who would promote these goals? 


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Who funds Teach for America? Billionaires who want to end public education and who send their scions to private school. Corporate leaders who want an uneducated citizenry who will become wage-slaves. Gilded entities who want an ignorant citizenry, because they know that it is Shared knowledge that MAKES DEMOCRACY POSSIBLE. An ignorant citizenry is the goal.




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    SLAYING GOLIATH: The Impassioned Fight to Defeat the Privatization Movement and to Save America's Public Schools. is the latest book by Diane Ravitch, who was Ass't SEC'Y OF EDUCATION for 2 administrations.

    Behind the curtain of 15,880 separate school systems in 50 states, our public education is being privatized at a relentless rate. Learn the truth from the writing of this brilliant educator, who is Politico's choice for AMERICA'S 50 MOST IMPORTANT AMERICANS , and has been watching this destruction of this road to income equality & democracy --our public schools.

    Read her : How Not to Fix Our Public Schools DO NOT MISS: * The Trump Devos Demolition of American Education, and read Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools.

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    The Ravitch blog is a treasure if you want up-to the-minute news on the war on public education.. Everyone should read at least follow her posts. I read it daily, because it is the voice of TRUTH.

    The posts are to articles by educators across America. It is where I get the latest on the war on Public Education, that began with an assault on teachers, that took out tens of thousands of our most experienced, dedicated professional practitioners..i.e teachers.


    Also, here at OEN, see my many series which follow the devastation of our public schools, as the INSTITUTION OF PUBLIC EDUCATION is decimated by the 'reformers' who sell privatization (I.e charter schools and vouchers)a s 'choice.'

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