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"The Little Discussed Dark Side" of Public Education

CJ Westerberg, April 2, 2013 2:57 AM

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"We've completely distorted learning." 
 

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w/Pedro Noguera, Derrel Bradfrom and Goldie Taylor


Via Chris Hayes

"A cheating scandal in Atlanta rocked the city's public schools back in 2011, and the 34 teachers, principals, and school officials who were indicted on Friday. Pedro Noguera from New York University, Derrell Bradfrom from the Better Education for Kids, and The Grio's Goldie Taylor discuss the latest developments."

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  • This is really the dark side of public education. Cheating is now tremendously be the most serious problems in some public schools. But this problem can be easily resolved by implementing a strict rules in some schools for public.

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