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Eight Questions Betsy DeVos Won’t Get Right about School Vouchers #AERA17

We’re in a watershed moment for public education. Donald Trump has committed to spending $20 billion on market-based school choice, including charter schools and vouchers. He’s also proposed cutting afterschool programs, as well as college grants and federal work study programs for college students. But the most significant move away from public education our country is making right now is

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Will Market-Based Education Produce More or Less Student Uprising?

In the post, Exclusive: Students Tear Gassed By Police While Protesting School Inequality I asked Are you ready for more protests? School “reformers” have argued that the Baltimore uprising is a call for more market-based education. I argue the opposite is actually true. First, Baltimore. Then, Chile. I was involved in crafting the Network for Public Education’s response to the Baltimore Uprising. Here is our statement: The

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Update on School Voucher Study: Help! So Close to Go So Far, FIVE Funded TWO to go!

FIVE students funded TWO to go! We recently wrote: WE NEED YOUR HELP! Do you believe in public education? Do you want US policymakers to understand why decision makers in Chile have now judged vouchers to be problematic after 30 years of universal implementation? Do you have frequent flier miles you can donate? Sponsor a grad student today! This summer, I along

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Smart ALEC: Education, Privatization, and the Pursuit of Profit

ALEC, the smartest guy (Because corporations are people too) in the room that maybe you have never heard of… The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is a national organization “composed of legislators, businesses and foundations” with great influence and connections to extreme think tanks and supported by funding from corporations that are seeking to drive a public policy agenda based on privatization and profit. The

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Conclusion: Are Vouchers a Panacea or Problematic? Pt. VI

Written in collaboration with Dr. Jaime Portales Voucher supporters in the United States and elsewhere claim (including Sen. Dan Patrick) that vouchers will improve the educational opportunities of disadvantaged students (Sugarman, 1999), and contribute to the social integration of middle- and upper-class students. Voucher supporters argue that, since school choice is already available to upper-class families through residential mobility or

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