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Ravitch on the effort to undermine and privatize public education
Posted By Rob Schofield On March 12, 2014 @ 11:01 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
The nation’s most visible defender of public education has a worth-your-time column at The Huffington Post this morning entitled: “Understanding the Propaganda Campaign Against Public Education .”
According to Diane Ravitch, privatization advocates are fomenting fear, uncertainty and doubt (“FUD”) in order to advance their cause:
“FUD was pioneered decades ago. Now public education is the target, and privatizing it is the goal. I hope Professor Proctor [who has studied the propaganda strategy] turns his attention to this issue, where a well-funded propaganda campaign seeks to spread enough doubt to destroy an essential Democratic institution.
There is no evidence from any other nation that replacing a public system with a privatized choice system produces anything but social, economic, and racial segregation.”
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