Diane Ravitch on Arne Duncan’s Departure and the Obama Administration’s Disconnect on What Public Education Is and What It Represents

Of all the responses to Arne’s Duncan’s announced resignation from the Department of Education, Diane Ravitch’s has the most succinct and incisive:

“In the car yesterday, I heard a report that Arne Dyncan was stepping down. President Obama said: He did more than anyone else to bring American education into the 21at century, sometimes kicking and screaming.

“I am paraphrasing but that is a very close approximation of what he said.

“So this is what the 21st century will look like: boot camps for minorities; teachers with scripts; schools run for profit; school scams by corporations; education industry traded on the New York stock exchange; high-yield online schools with high attrition rates; the monetization of public education.”

 

 

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