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Education in Crisis and the Threat of Privatization

March 31, 2016

Diane Ravitch summarizes the real crisis in education… and it isn’t bad teaching, government regulation, or “the unions”… it’s our nation’s failure to address the impact of poverty on the lives of too many of our children… 

It has become conventional wisdom that “education is in crisis.” I have been asked about this question by many interviewers. They say something like: “Do you think American education is in crisis? What is the cause of the crisis?” And I answer, “Yes, there is a crisis, but it is not the one you have read about. The crisis in education today is an existential threat to the survival of public education. The threat comes from those who unfairly blame the school for social conditions, and then create a false narrative of failure.

Source: Education in Crisis and the Threat of Privatization

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