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Wise words – do not give in – organise, inform, mobilise, fight.

Diane Ravitch's blog

The recent elections contained powerful messages to supporters of public schools and real education:

Do not give up hope.

When the public is informed, it supports its public schools.

It does not want to outsource its public schools to entrepreneurs.

Money cannot buy the voters when they are informed about what is at stake.

Parents and teachers can win any election, no matter how much money is thrown into it by the privatizers if the public is informed.

Consider this:

*Tony Bennett, the superstar of the corporate privatization movement, was beaten even though he outspent Glenda Ritz by 10-1.

Glenda Ritz got more votes than the Republican who won the governorship in Indiana.

*The punitive Luna Laws in Idaho, the reddest of red states, were repealed overwhelmingly. They were anti-teacher, anti-union, anti-child, pro-testing, pro-merit pay, and pro-privatization.

And they lost.

*The emergency manager law in Michigan was defeated.

*California voters…

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