Jeff Bryant: How DeVos Strengthened Progressive Forces in Education
Original story at Diane Ravitch's blog• 2 mentions • 3 months ago
Diane Ravitch's blog 3 months ago
Jeff Bryant pulls together persuasive evidence that Betsy DeVos energized a movement that was previously scattered and disconnected. People who had no idea that the privatization of public schools is a genuine threat became informed. Groups began forming at the grassroots level to defend their community’s public schools. Supposedly “progressive” Democrats supported privatization by charters because they were hoodwinked by fake reformers promising fake miracles. For those of us fighting privatization, DeVos clarified what is at stake: the survival of democratically-controlled, community-based public schools, responsible for all children. Even Senators like Michael Bennett and Corey Booker voted against DeVos, even ...