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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

Diane Ravitch [1]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 [2].”

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.”

Read Ravitch’s entire column by clicking here [2]. You can follow her on Twitter by clicking here [3] and check out her website and new book by clicking here [4].

 

 


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