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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 [1] for the opportunities it gives unionized public schools to innovate.

‚ÄúThis 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. [1]