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In the public schools, it's been 1984 for quite awhile by Gayle Green

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Corporate reformers have taken guidance from Orwell's "1984" in their deliberate distortion of language to mask reality.  DeVos is the culmination of the way things have long been headed. No Child Left Behind (2002), brought to us by the moneyed interests. arrived in clouds of rhetoric about “access” and “civil rights.” It announced itself as “an act to close the achievement gap with accountability, choice, flexibility, so that no child is left behind.” But this was never about reform or access or leveling the playing field: it was about opening up public education as a market, siphoning off tax dollars to charters and for-profit vendors, shifting public funds from a system that had public oversight and control to private interests. Education was a rich, untapped market with billions of federal dollars there for the taking."

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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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