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Truth: Why vouchers and school choice were created; Cloaking Inequity by Julian Vasquez Heilig

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"Julian Heilig  writes a brilliant blog, that is informative and entertaining says Diane Ravitch; "Here, he explores the sordid history of school choice.  Vouchers have two purposes: profit and discrimination against children of color (and also get rid of unions.) This has been demonstrated in the U.S. over many years and internationally."  He says: "Trump promised during his presidential campaign to  spend $20 billion on school choice in his first 100 days. The rumor out of DC is that those funds will come from Title I —if he actually keeps this campaign promise. The fact that Betsy DeVos, a prominent supporter of vouchers for school run by corporations and churches, has been nominated as US Secretary of Education appears to suggest that he will.Vouchers are being sold by Howard Fuller (who has come out in support of Betsy Devos ) and other privatization proponents as civil rights. 

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