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  •  the danger is of permanent damage (2+ / 0-)
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    as large numbers of professional educators are forced out and school buildings are sold off

    both of these trends will make it hard to undo the damage that is done

    "We didn't set out to save the world; we set out to wonder how other people are doing and to reflect on how our actions affect other people's hearts." - Pema Chodron

    by teacherken on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 04:14:59 AM PDT

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    •  You are right. I do not disagree. (2+ / 0-)
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      If we lose the public school system entirely, rebuilding it could take decades of very hard struggle indeed.  I'm just trying to stay hopeful.  It would be very, very foolish for this country to lose what is really one of its last great public institutions, the public schools.  I don't think all is or will be lost.  There are too many districts in which the schools are mostly fine and the population stands behind it.  We will be the bastions that keep the concept alive.  

      The elevation of appearance over substance, of celebrity over character, of short term gains over lasting achievement displays a poverty of ambition. It distracts you from what's truly important. - Barack Obama

      by helfenburg on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 05:24:00 AM PDT

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