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Prominent Union Apologist Sniffs Out School Reform ‘Re-segregation’ Motives

None1257 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 1:20 PM
Should the goal be for every student to get a good education, or should the goal be, only to have some children get a good education?

Defending the educational status quo has become a lucrative business for Diane Ravitch. For one speech alone, she received an $8,869 honorarium from the Michigan Education Association, according to union financial documents.

String a few of those together each year and she’s well on her way to Randi Weingarten territory among the elite so-called “one percent.”

So as states continue to pass and implement sweeping educational reforms rooted in choice and competition, Ravitch has been traveling around the country defending teachers unions and government schools and collecting her loot.

But it appears she’s becoming a bit unhinged in the...