Ahead of the last Democratic presidential debate of the year this Thursday, seven candidates appeared Saturday at the historic Democratic Presidential Forum on Public Education in Pittsburgh, an event organized by public education organizations, unions, civil rights organizations and community groups.
Democracy Now! plays highlights from the forum and gets a response from Keron Blair, director of the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools.
They also here from Atlanta; Jitu Brown, the national director of the Journey for Justice Alliance; and Carol Burris, executive director of the Network for Public Education Action.
She recently authored a report titled Still Asleep at the Wheel: How the Federal Charter Schools Program Results in a Pileup of Fraud and Waste.
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