Sunday, October 27, 2013

The Facts About Education Reform

If you are one of the educators in Louisiana who is totally frustrated by the attacks on teachers and the teaching profession brought on by the current education reform movement in Louisiana you need to take just a few minutes to view this interview of Diane Ravitch by Melissa Harris Perry of CNBC. http://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/watch/the-case-against-school-privatization-57195587667

Harris Perry is one of the few National News hosts who has not been taken in by the false claims of the so called reformers and privatizers. Her interview of Dr Ravitch shows that she has a good grasp of the facts about education reform.

But if you want more in-depth knowledge about the real reasons for the current reform and privatization movement now affecting our schools in Louisiana, you need to read the entire book by Ravitch titled Reign of Error; The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools.

If you are a parent or an educator who supports our public schools and do not want them taken over by profiteers or controlled by big testing companies, please join my Defenders of Public Education email group. Just send me an email at louisianaeducator@gmail.com and include your name, your home zip code and preferred email address. Then when important issues come up at BESE or the legislature, I will send you an email explaining how you can communicate effectively with your legislators or BESE members on such matters.
Thanks,
Michael Deshotels

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