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New Book Shows Weak Arguments Against School Reform

A new book from Diane Ravitch attacks the education reform movement using union talking points.

Ravitch’s book, “Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to Public Schools,” criticizes charter schools that give families more school choice, and longs for the days when teachers earning tenure was a foregone conclusion.

As Kyle Smith argues in the New York Post:

Her grievance-laden book simply ignores facts that teachers unions would prefer you not to know.

Though there is nothing magical about charter schools that guarantees their success, the good ones have achieved such spectacular results that it would be gross educational malpractice to ignore them.

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