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Here's an Idea: Guarantee Every Child an Excellent Education

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"What if we made sure every school was great instead of making sure there were lots of options of dubious quality?  We know what excellent education looks like: Small classes. Experienced teachers. Ample supplies. A well-stocked library. A curriculum that takes every child as far as they can go. GENUINE Performance Assessments not bogus tests.  Reformers don’t guarantee every child an excellent education-- they sell "choice"  -- THE CHANCE at an excellent education. In other words, we’ll provide a bunch of different options that parents and children can choose from – public schools, charter schools, cyber schools, voucher schools, etc. It’s up to the consumer (i.e. parents and children) to decide which one to bet on."What we do NOT guarantee is anything for the students. Caveat emptor – “Let the buyer beware.”

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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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