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Ravitch praises proposed contract

Diane Ravitch, an acclaimed expert on education and a critic of corporate education reform, praises our proposed new contract on her blog for the opportunities it gives unionized public schools to innovate.

“This agreement should explode many of the myths that corporate education reformers like to spread about teacher unions,” she writes. “It shows that in an environment of trust and respect unions and districts can come together and agree on innovations that make sense for students.”

Ravitch neatly dispenses of Bloomberg’s disastrous contract demands and notes that the new chancellor and mayor, working with union leadership, “were able to come to agreement on a genuinely innovative set of ideas.”

Read the full post here.

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  • 1 Phyllis C.Murray
    · May 5, 2014 at 11:24 pm

    Martin Luther King reminds us even today that our nation: “The richest nation
    on earth, has never allocated enough of its abundant resources to build
    sufficient schools, to compensate adequately its teachers, and to surround them
    with the prestige their work justifies.” Yes, NYC Teachers deserve a fair and
    equitable contract as well as the RESPECT their dedicated service justifies.
    Phyllis C. Murray,

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