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Trump-DeVos Suck Up Watch: PBS Is Showing a Series Attacking Public Schools; Diane Ravitch

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'Laura Chapman wrote the following expose of a new  PBS series!. IT is ironic and sad that public television would lend credibility to an attack on public education. Encouraging the forces intent on destroying everything “public” will not save public television. “These programs, funded by several ultra conservative funders, are pure propaganda for so-called free market education T he programs are not presented in a context that makes that obvious.' You can learn more about the connection of this non-profit to the Friedman doctrine of market-based education here. Because of funding cuts, PBS needs all the support it can get, but this is not a way to support the public schools who serve the majority of our students and with uncommon ingenuity & devotion in the midst of budget cuts & unwarranted, unsupported attacks from billionaires, including the funders of these programs.”

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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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