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Two Views: Trump and the Future of Education;by Diane Ravitch, Liz Dwyer & Emily Deruy

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"Two interesting articles assessing what Donald Trump will do to change the federal role in education and to "change" American education by privatizing it.  The bottom line is that Trump wants competition and privatization. The "choice" is the big 'LIE', as he will give us vouchers and charter schools, ala  DFER, Duncan, and King." He will bring change alright: THE INSTITUTION OF PUBLIC EDUCATION will be  privatized like health was handed over to the business industry to 'enhance competition', and we see what that did for the people. First is Liz Dwyer's article, reviewing his various promises. Emily Deruy also reviews Trump's plans and speculates on his possible choices for Secretary of a Department that will shrink or disappear!  

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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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