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Diane Ravitch has a great summary of what the American Legislative Exchange Council and its corporate and right-wing funders are trying to do to public education.  It ought to sound very familiar to education advocates in North Carolina.

Wherever you see states expanding vouchers, charters, and other forms of privatization, wherever you see states lowering standards for entry into the teaching profession, wherever you see states opening up new opportunities for profit-making entities, wherever you see the expansion of for-profit online charter schools, you are likely to find legislation that echoes the ALEC model.

 

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