Education, Politics

Diane Ravitch and the Network for Public Education

388783_466880006718794_1075032814_nFinally! A movement for everyone – parents, students, teachers, citizens – who care about public education and the supposed reform movement. Education historian Diane Ravitch introduced the Network For Public Education earlier this month. It’s mission?

(To) protect, preserve, promote, and strengthen public schools and the education of current and future generations of students. We will accomplish this by networking groups and organizations focused on similar goals in states and districts throughout the nation, share information about what works and what doesn’t work in public education, and endorse and rate candidates for office based on our principles and goals. More specifically, we will support candidates who oppose high-stakes testing, mass school closures, the privatization of our public schools and the outsourcing of its core functions to for-profit corporations, and we will support candidates who work for evidence-based reforms that will improve our schools and the education of our nation’s children.

Become an ally here. Watch Ravitch’s take on corporate education reform below. Get involved today. Nothing less than the future of public education – and our democracy – is at stake.

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