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Dale Hansen's Education Reformers Are So Gullible
The 10 invited teachers and parents were, according to the White House:The problem does not lie in the public education system. The problem lies in poverty and lack of equity. US schools are now segregated, segregated according to income. Schools that serve more children in poverty need our help. These schools need resources so that their teachers can better attend to the needs of poor children. These challenges cannot be addressed by those who work in private schools or parents who home school their children. These issues can only be addressed by those who firmly believe that the only purpose of a school to ensure that every child learns, including those who come from poor families.
* Carol Bonilla, a Spanish teacher at a private school
* Bartholomew Cirenza, a parent of seven students in a public school
* Kenneth Michael Smith, a parent and president of a dropout-prevention program
* Aimee Viana, a parent of two students at a private school and a former principal
* Kathyrn Mary Doherty, a parent of a student at a private Catholic school
* Laura Lynn Parrish, a parent of a home-schooled student
* Julie R. Baumann, a fifth-grade teacher at a public school
* Jane Quenneville, a principal of a public school specializing in special education
* Jennifer Jane Coleman, a parent and a teacher of four home-school students
* Mary Caroline Riner, a parent of a student at a charter school
Keep in mind that more than 80 percent of America’s schoolchildren attend traditional public schools... ...What does this tell us about the education priorities of Trump and DeVos? Exactly what supporters of public education had expected: that the Trump administration would focus on promoting alternatives to traditional public education rather than working on helping improve the schools that most students attend....