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

Spikeygrrl Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 10:00 PM
I am SO disappointed to hear this about the author of the excellent book, "The Language Police." I would never have expected that this drivel and the excellent points made in that book could possibly emanate from the same mind. Live and learn :(

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...