Central to Sen. Bernie Sanders’ cantankerous mystique is his anti-establishment stance and uncompromising vision for radical economic change. When it comes to public schools, however, Sanders is no revolutionary. On the contrary, he sides with the education establishment in defending a status quo that is failing poor and minority students.
The democratic socialist from Vermont recently unveiled an education “reform” plan that can only be described as reactionary. It calls for rolling back federal support for public charter schools, which are providing millions of black and brown children access to educational opportunity in a growing number of large U.S. cities.
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