Former Division of Schooling official, Diane Ravitch was known as out for being a hypocrite after she touted public schools regardless of sending her personal youngsters to non-public faculty.
“The best choice is your local public school. It welcomes everyone. It unifies community. It is the glue of democracy,” Diane Ravitch, who served as assistant secretary of training in the course of the George H.W. Bush administration, mentioned.
Based on Ravitch’s web site, she was a historian of training and a Analysis Professor of Schooling at New York College from 1995-2020. She now writes a weblog, centered on training points.
“Why didn’t you send your sons to your local public school? You didn’t want the best for them? So you paid for private school in NYC? Make it make sense,” Christina Pushaw, an aide to Gov. Ron DeSantis, responded.
Pushaw additionally posted a screenshot of the about web page on Ravitch’s weblog, exhibiting that she despatched her two sons to non-public faculties in New York Metropolis.
“I paid for it. I didn’t ask taxpayers to pay for my private choice,” Ravitch responded.
American Federation For Kids Senior Fellow Corey DeAngelis additionally known as out Ravitch in a viral tweet.
DeAngelis posted the identical screenshot of Ravitch’s tweet with the remark that “she sent her kids to private school.” DeAngelis later claimed that Ravitch blocked him on Twitter.
DeAngelis despatched Fox Information Digital a remark saying that “Diane Ravitch is one of the biggest school choice hypocrites out there.”
“She sent her kids to private school yet fights against school choice for others. I’m glad her family had that opportunity. But she shouldn’t fight to trap other people’s kids in failing government schools,” DeAngelis mentioned. “If Ravitch really thinks government schools are the ‘best choice,’ then why did she send her own kids to private school? What she apparently really means is that she thinks failing government schools are the best option for everyone else’s kids, but not her own.”
He continued, “If the government schools are really the ‘best choice’ then they shouldn’t have anything to worry about by giving families the option to take their children’s education dollars elsewhere. The problem for them is they know Ravitch’s claim is often a lie. I mean, she sent her own kids to private school. She knows it’s a lie, too.”
In latest months, a number of states have handed main faculty selection laws. Most not too long ago Utah established “Utah Fits All Scholarship Program” on behalf of all Utah Ok-12 college students to pay for “approved education goods and services” beginning within the 2024-2025 faculty yr.
Utah became the second state to signal a significant faculty selection invoice this yr, trailing shortly behind Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds who signed an analogous invoice final week.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an unprecedented faculty selection invoice known as the College students First Act on Tuesday, allowing any Iowa student to make use of public cash to pay for personal faculty tuition or different bills.
Arizona turned the primary state within the nation to go training scholarship accounts final yr, increasing this system to all 1.1 million Ok-12 college students within the state.