Ravitch-led advocacy group to evaluate political candidates

Education historian Diane Ravitch and former teacher Anthony Cody have co-founded the Network for Public Education -- an advocacy group aimed at evaluating school-reform efforts and candidates for political office. The group, which will rely primarily on social networking to advance its message, will provide political opposition to efforts by Bill Gates, Michelle Rhee and others who are helping support -- and fund -- political campaigns and ballot measures.

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