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Campbell Brown Calls for Elimination of All Public Schools

on October 17, 2015

Read this and weep. And read the comments. There are a lot of them, but they are well worth reading.
Kudos and many thanks to the public school teachers who continue to work in the trenches, despite the obstacles, despite the increasingly Byzantine and onerous requirements, despite the lack of respect they are getting from their own school districts, the charter proponents and various governments.

Diane Ravitch's blog

In a column in the Daily Beast, ex-TV journalist Campbell Brown praised David Cameron of the United Kingdom for his proposal to eliminate all traditional public schools and replace them with private academies. The column was reprinted on her website “The 74.”‘

She writes:

The vision and courage needed to take on the crisis of failing schools has surfaced during our presidential campaign—just not in this country.

Last week, addressing his party for the first time since re-election in May, U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron called for an end to the country’s traditional public school system, endorsing instead a nationwide conversion to academies, which are essentially the British equivalent of charter schools—publicly funded, but with greater freedom over what they teach and how they are run.

He also urged current and would-be educators across the U.K.—parents, community groups, social service organizations—to create small new academies known as free schools.

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