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John Owens

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From Career-Changer to 'Reform'-Fighter

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2014 | 8:28 AM

What does it take to transform a middle-aged publishing executive from the suburbs into a fire-breathing fighter for public schools and an outspoken opponent of Bill Gates, Michael Bloomberg and assorted other billionaires, politicians and "visionaries" pushing for "school reform?"

The Taser-like shock of experiencing "school reform" firsthand

I saw...

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'School Reform': They Wouldn't Do This to White Kids

(3) Comments | Posted December 9, 2013 | 3:41 PM

Halfway through the school year in the suburban New York community where I live, the kids are somehow getting by without field trips, a cut in before- and after-school activities, as well as other nips and tucks in staffing and programs.

But it's not as bad as it could have...

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