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  • The Education of Ted Mitchell

    The Education of Ted Mitchell

    • February 27, 2014

    The nomination of Californian Ted Mitchell to the number two position at the U.S. Department of Education is the latest indication that proponents of school privatization are continuing to gain influence over the Obama administration’s education policy. “He represents the quintessence of the privatization movement,” Diane Ravitch, an education historian and former Assistant Secretary of

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  • Why Is Ted Mitchell’s Nonprofit Pushing Vergara v. California?

    Why Is Ted Mitchell’s Nonprofit Pushing Vergara v. California?

    • January 30, 2014

    Ted Mitchell, the former Occidental College president nominated by the White House to become Under Secretary of Education, is the founder and CEO of NewSchools Venture Fund, a nonprofit whose goal, according to its tax records, is “to transform public education through powerful ideas and passionate entrepreneurs so that all children – especially those in

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