Friday, October 04, 2013

The Progressive and Public Schools

This letter was published in the October issue of The Progressive. The same issue featured a cover story by Diane Ravitch, "Saving Our Public Schools", a long excerpt from her new book Reign of Error.

"Good School Coverage"

"The Progressive is to be commended for its new website,, and the excellent articles by Ruth Conniff, Brendan Fischer, and Rebecca Kemble (August issue) on the serious threats to public education by the privatizers who would divert public funds to religious private schools through vouchers and/or tax credits.

"By the way, Fischer's article showed the twenty-seven referendum defeats of vouchers or their variants as spanning the years "1996 through 2007". The actual span was 1966 through 2012. The details of the referendum elections are in my monograph, The Great School Voucher Fraud, accessible online at

"Edd Doerr, President, Americans for Religious Liberty, Silver Spring, Maryland"

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