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Please Help to Circulate the NPE Report to School Leaders and Legislators

Diane Ravitch's blog

The Network for Public Education spent nearly two years developing the 50-state report card on “Valuing Education.” 

NPE issued a “request for proposals,” and the winning team of researchers was headed by Professor Francesca Lopez of the University of Arizona. Every statistic comes from reputable sources. Its conclusions are based on facts, not ideology or opinions.

Our public schools enroll nearly 90% of the children in the US. We cannot continue on a path of treating public schools as obsolete and unworthy of support. If policymakers neglect the public schools, they neglect the one institution that reaches the vast majority of children in the US. Our schools must embrace sound and evidence-based policies and cease the fruitless pursuit of market-based fantasies.

You can help. How? Download the report and give copies to your school board members, your local and state superintendent, and your legislators, both in the state legislature and in…

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