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General News    H3'ed 2/13/18

Trump Budget: More for War, Less for People, by Diane Ravitch

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Here is an outline of Trump’s budget proposal, which is actually Deficits forever. More spending for the military. Deep cuts to domestic programs. Deep cuts for education but $1 Billion for School "Choice" --that Orwellian name for charter schools. 

"Call your Congressman or woman. Call your Senators. Shoot it down" says Diane ravich who once was the Asst Secretary of State, and is the foremost voice of  educators  in this nation. The war on our Public Education system requires 'them; to DEFUND REAL SCHOOLS, not to give them the funds and resources they need to make them work. Democracy depends on shared knowledge. We need public schools, or the oligarchs rewrite history.

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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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