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Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools

Reign of Error:  The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America

by Diane Ravitch,
The San Francisco Chronicle, December 29, 2013

Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, think tanks, philanthropic foundations and the mass media agree that America's public schools are in crisis. Through two pieces of legislation, No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top, reformers have promoted (and sometimes mandated) a new regime of common standards, testing, accountability and competition (through the establishment of charter schools and for-profit schools).

 

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