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When I Saw How 'School Reform' Cheats Our Kids, I Declared War

Don't dismantle an educational system that once was the envy of the world. Instead, bring back the very elements that made it great.

What does it take to transform a middle-aged publishing executive from the suburbs into a fire-breathing fighter for public schools and an outspoken opponent of Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg and assorted other billionaires, politicians and "visionaries" pushing for "school reform?"

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Why No Silver Bullet Can Fix Public Education in America

America must get real and understand that no silver bullet is going solve our educational issues.

When I left a magazine-publishing job in a Manhattan skyscraper to teach English at a public school in New York City's South Bronx, I thought I could do some good for underprivileged kids. I am a middle-aged professional, but I'm not lazy. I'm not crazy. I'm great with kids and I love literature.

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