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Teachers From Throughout the US & the World Picketed US Ed Sec. Arnie Duncan At AERA Conf
Teachers from around the US and the world picketed Obama's US Education secretary Arnie Duncan who has been pushing charters and privatization through "race to the top" and "no child left behind". He was speaking in San Francisco at the AERA convention.
US Ed Secretary Arnie Duncan Picketed By Teachers From The US And Around The World At AERA Conference In SF
Teachers from the US and around the world picketed US Education
Secretary Arne Duncan on April 30, 2013 at the national convention
of the American Educational Research Association which was meeting in
San Francisco. The education workers charged that Duncan was a
shill for the corporatization of education and privatizers who want to
destroy public education. They also charged that these corporations
and foundations like Gates, Broad and Walton are funding junk studies
to continue their privatization agenda including the expansion of charter
schools and sell off of public schools.
They opposed school closings, the mass firings of teachers, Duncan's
"Race to the Top" and "No Child Left Behind" and the testing agenda
which is benefiting companies like Pearson Inc.
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Teachers are becoming increasingly angry about the destruction of public education through the policies of privatization and testing pushed by US Education Secretary Arnie Duncan
Protesters demanded an end to the scapegoating of teachers by Duncan and privatizers
Duncan's "race to the top" is hurting the kids teachers said.
Teachers are fighting the growing privatization of education