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People power vs. education deformers in Florida

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Noted education historian Diane Ravitch offers up her lesson learned from Florida's battle over SB 6 today on her blog:

"The friends of public education in Florida provided people a powerful lesson: united we stand, divided we fall. The education deformers have behind them the resources of hedge-fund managers and financial titans, but the friends of public education have something even more potent: they have people power.

Everywhere I go, the same questions come up: Who will step up and lead the vast and widespread opposition to current policies? Who will give voice to the disempowered teachers, parents, administrators, and school board members who know we are headed in the wrong direction?

Where is the political leader who will take this struggle to the next level?"

Do you think we can just steal that term -- education deformers? Kinda like it. Any thoughts about the answer to her question, by the way?

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:59am]

    

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