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Families want legislative committee to know the value of places like the Wrentham Developmental Center

As a legislative committee prepares for an oversight hearing Wednesday on the Department of Developmental Services system, several family members of residents of the Wrentham Developmental Center said they hope the committee will recognize the Center’s value and that of facilities like it. 1,643 more words

NYTimes Nominees for NYS Chancellor All Pro-Charter, Pro-Privatization, Anti-Public Education... Are You Surprised?

On Sunday, the NYTimes editorial board offered its suggestions to replace outgoing Chancellor Carmen Farina, and there’s not a progressive pro-public education nominee among the group. 38 more words

Collapse of U.K. Construction Giant Rattles the Government

The contractor, Carillion, worked hand in glove with the government, raising questions about the outsourcing of public services to private companies.

Published: January 15, 2018 at 05:30AM… 71 more words


Today, I Offer a Link to a Texas Minister Whose Anti-Privatization Movement Echoes MLK's Call for Racial Justice

Yesterday Diane Ravitch shared Robert Garrett’s article from the Dallas News that describes the work being done by Charlie Johnson, a Southern Baptist minister who has taken it upon himself to take on the Tea Party Republicans who are privatizing public schools. 98 more words

The Top 7 Weakest Defences For Privatized Rail

The 3.6% hike in rail fares, announced last August, came into effect last Tuesday, and I have already seen the usual, rather weak, excuses offered in defence of rail privatization on the below the line comments threads on The Guardian and on Twitter. 769 more words


NH Should Look to Wisconsin's Experience Before Sealing the Deal on SB 193

In New Hampshire, the state where I reside, the legislature is tantalizingly close to passing SB 193, a watered down voucher bill that would funnel roughly $3,000 per year to each child who opts out of public education and enrolls in a private school or is home schooled.  352 more words