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This is what we have seen happen in New Orleans, Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia and New York.
The following was posted on the Seattle Opt Out Facebook page:
Manufacture Crisis —> Privatize Public Resources
1) Manufacture Crisis: budget, edu-performance and/or consequences of NCLB/grant compliance failure (often measured against known unattainable standards)
2) Fail close/take over public schools
3) Replace with charter schools linked to private CMOs (Charter Management Organizations), corporate eduservice providers (Pearson) and for-profit online learning. Staff with Teach for America temps who are indebted recent college graduates.
This is not the time to cower in a corner.
As my dad would say, "All the world loves a fighter, not the man who lies down bravely to die, but the man who fights like hell to live."
It's time to get up, stand up and fight the fight.
March 8, 2017
Details to follow.
Education Reform 2.0
Personalization or Profiling?: Childhood in the Ed-Tech Era
Free and open to the public.
Alison McDowell with Wrench in the Gears
March 25, 2017
10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Lake City Branch Library
12501 28th Ave, NE
Seattle, WA 98125
“If you’re to be called a communist every time you stand up for basic American rights and freedoms, what’s likely to happen? Will you be silent? And if so, is this what the House Committee on Un-American Activities is really after — a silent, submissive, un-protesting America?”
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