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Tuthill: Grassroots feminists embrace vouchers



We've heard it argued that vouchers are a civil rights issue. But over at the redefinED blog, Doug Tuthill, the former Pinellas teachers union president who now heads Florida's tax-credit voucher program, says they're a feminist issue too:

Women at the grassroots across the country are fighting for the power to create more diverse learning options for children and to match their children with the learning options that best meet their needs, but unfortunately national feminist leaders seem to be ignoring their struggles. Perhaps their silence is a reflection of race and class differences within the women’s movement. Much of Florida’s school choice movement is being led by low-income women of color.

[Last modified: Friday, December 2, 2011 3:33pm]


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