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Papering Over Public K-12 School Reform


Private interests are busy paying for political favors from lawmakers at the state Capitol in California, writes Dan Morain, a columnist with The Sacramento Bee: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/13/5905448/dan-morain-the-investigation-into.html

 

 

 

 

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/sen/sb_0401-0450/sb_441_cfa_20130423_084911_sen_comm.html 

 

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color:black”>http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/10/31/national-educationreformadvocatesoughtcalderonasinfluence.html
 

 

 

 

http://www.lexisnexis.com/hottopics/tncode/ This policy fits with American Legislative Exchange Council’s model legislation for education reform. 

 

http://www.alec.org/model-legislation/indiana-education-reform-package/ ( "chapter 3" of an omnibus bill) with Sen. Calderon’s SB 441, one sees similar phrases and words. As we know, ALEC is pushing forward across the U.S. with public K-12 school reform bills, using language that corporate lobbyists write and lawmakers vote on. 

 

 

 

http://www.sthope.org/fund-1.html. Johnson’s nonprofit, with help from the local school board and billionaire philanthropists such as Eli Broad, converted Sacramento High School to a nonunion charter school after pupils’ scores on high-stakes standardized tests fell in 2003. 

 

 

 

http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/24/5940759/ranadives-software-company-managing.html#storylink=cpy 

http://www.newsreview.com/sacramento/diane-ravitch-on-the-great/content?oid=11635386 She spoke in Sacramento on a tour for her new best-seller, Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools, which details myths and truths of public K-12 school reform.   

http://www.sacbee.com/2012/01/21/4203977/diane-ravitch-shares-her-views.html 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0wL6_H0vp8

 

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