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Expert unenthusiastic about McCrory’s new education advisor

Diane RavitchDiane Ravitch, the nation’s leading spokesperson for preserving public education has some scathing words for the latest developments in North Carolina’s education wars. The post is entitled “North Carolina: Public Schools and Students Endangered by Radical Agenda” and it lists the bills to introduce vouchers, reduce teacher due process rights, slash pre-K, and  increase class sizes.

The post also includes the following less-than-ringing endorsement of Governor McCrory’s new education advisor:

“Governor Pat McCrory, who supports the radical anti-teacher, anti-public education agenda, has just named Eric Guckian as his Senior Education Advisor. Guckian was regional director of New Leaders in North Carolina (which recruits ‘transformational’ leaders) and before that, was executive director of Teach for America in the state. He has been a consultant for the Gates Foundation and worked with KIPP….

Guckian joins John White in Louisiana and Kevin Huffman in Tennessee as TFA alumni in state-level positions serving reactionary administrations.”

Ravitch, as readers will know well, has been highly critical of Teach for America, Gates and KIPP.

 

 

 

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