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What Is the Progressive Agenda in Education?; by Diane Ravitch

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Katrina vanden Heuvel describes an emerging populist agenda for the nation--and the 2016 election. ' It is discouraging, however, to see that the putative progressive agenda offers so little hope to beleaguered public schools, students, and teachers. Not a word about the privatization steam-roller, nor about the attacks on the teaching profession and unions. Nothing about the NCLB-RTTT debacle. Nothing about reversing the federal demands to close schools, to fire teachers, to facilitate data-mining, to promote charters, to accept schools and colleges that operate for profit.
Vanden Heuvel knows better. Her magazine has published some of the most hard-hitting exposes.., It is encouraging to see that the centerpiece of this agenda is a focus on reducing inequality by increasing jobs. Anything that reduces poverty will help children, families, and communities...BUT We will have to write..
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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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