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Excellent talk from teacher activist Brian Jones.

Public education is under an unprecedented attack. The powerful people who want to privatize our schools are using many different means: charter schools, mayoral control, high stakes standardized testing, school closures, merit pay and attacking teacher unions are all a part of this assault. Often, these “reformers” claim that the sweeping changes they want will bring genuine educational justice for communities that have long been underserved — especially for African American families. But will privatization actually create racial justice? Or will it exacerbate the problem?

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