Joe Scarborough Slams Public Schools, Praises Duncan

Diane Ravitch's blog

I just received the following message. I think it explains why Joe Scarborough loves Michelle Rhee and never would invite me on his program. Please tweet him and his guest Steve Schmidt, who smear public schools and speak from ignorance. If you wish, tell them to read “Reign of Error.”

If you want to push back against privatization, start here by attacking the lies about our public schools.

On MorningJoe on MSNBC (my network of choice) this morning, Joe Scarborough, a Republican, and Steve Schmidt, a Republican strategist,, were saying that Collins and Murkowski voted against DeVos bec/ they got money from the teachers’ union. NO MENTION of the fact that Murkowski got approx. $43,000 from DeVos. Also said it was the teachers union that pushed back against DeVos, with NO MENTION of the millions of rallies, vigils, calls/e-mails/faxes, pushback etc., from PARENTS and STUDENTS. Also said Duncan was…

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