The nation’s leading pro-public education advocate has used her blog to tell her 80,000 readers about our work here in Connecticut.
Diane Ravitch’s latest piece is entitled, “Jonathan Pelto Mulls Third Party Challenge to Governor Malloy in Connecticut.”
Diane Ravitch writes,
Jonathan Pelto, ex-state legislator and prolific blogger, is deciding whether to mount a challenge to Governor Dannel Malloy, based in large part on Malloy’s embrace of the agenda of the privatization movement in Connecticut.
In my view, this would be an honorable challenge.
Teachers and parents should not vote for a governor–whether it is Malloy or Cuomo–who consistently sides with the billionaires who seek to undermine public education.
Most children in both states attend public schools. Those schools need to be improved and supported, not placed in competition with charter schools that are free to choose students they want and free to push out those they don’t want.
I wish Jon Pelto well and hope that every governor who abandons public education faces a similar challenge.
Needless to say I am honored by her good wishes.
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