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







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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.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.   




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