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Why I Do Not Support Mayor Pete; by Diane Ravitch

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'Mayor Pete may has many things going for him, but his education agenda is not one of them. If he were President, he would continue the failed Bush-Obama agenda.He is a stealth corporate reformer. I am willing to change course if Mayor Pete makes clear that he supports fully public schools that are accountable to an elected school board and that he would eliminate the federal Charter Schools Program, created by the Clinton administration in 1994 and funded with $6 million to help jumpstart new charters; that program has grown into a $440 million slush fund for corporate charter chains, which is far from its original purpose. There is a long time from now until the primaries and I will keep an open mind.If he runs against Trump, I will of course support him and vote for him. I will vote for anyone who wins the Democratic nomination.'

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Read her intelligent piece as Dr. Ravitich investigates.--and remember this, the war on public eduction is hidden behind the curtain, but public schools are the only road to income equality, and the theft of taxpayer money to payoff schools that serve the elite is outrageous.

Read: My series here on Charter Schools, the fraud & the CHAOS,

and Rachel Cohen: The Untold History of Charter Schools

Jan Resseger: Eight Essential Facts About Charter Schools | Diane Ravitch's blog

Beware! Powerful Koch Network Starts New Group to Fight Public Schools

How Walton Money Influences Charter School Debate

Angie Sullivan: The Great Charter Scam in Nevada

Washington State: "Bold Experiment" with Charters Is Flunking

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