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Reform Critics Create New Advocacy Group

LA School Report | March 8, 2013

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Former Bush education official and prominent school reform critic Diane Ravitch is heading a new national education advocacy organization aimed at engaging parents and teachers in opposition to pro-accountability, pro-charter reform efforts.

As noted in EdSource Today, the new organization will make use of social media and will endorse — but not necessarily fund — candidates for public office.  According to EdWeek, Ravitch will be the main spokesperson for the group, and hopes that it serves as an umbrella organization for the other similar groups such as Save Our Schools, Parents Across America, and the Broader, Bolder Alliance.

Former Oakland teacher and blogger Anthony Cody is also helping run the group, notes the New York TImes. The group’s focus is countering advocacy efforts of existing advocacy groups as Democrats for Education Reform, StudentsFirst, and Stand For Children.

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