"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Friday, July 10, 2015

Defeat of Federal School Vouchers Sets Up CorpEd Pols to Approve Massive Charter Package

During the legislative process that produced NCLB in 2001, school vouchers were voted down in both houses more than once.  This hollow victory for public ed advocates gave Dems the political cover they needed to vote for NCLB, which was an underhanded declaration of war on public education in America.

Now the same process is underway in Washington, as Alexander's phony plan for federal school vouchers has been handed a defeat, as planned.  No doubt the Dems will beat their chests and then sign on to Act II of the ESEA public school privatization plan, which will give free rein and unlimited free money to corporate reform charter schools across the country.

Meanwhile, the Ravitch "base camp" will remain in their tents, not uttering a word of protest as they celebrate their empty win in killing the cartoon voucher plan and "reducing" federally mandated tests, all the while ignoring their own moral cowardice to act against corporate welfare expansion and the final destruction of public education.

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