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California: The Gripping Story of One School Bus Trying to Escape the Paradise Fire

29 Aug

While I was reading this excerpt with tears in my eyes, I couldn’t help but think what most of the greedy charter school CEOs would have done. You know, like CEO Eva Moskowitz.

I think most of them would hire a helicopter to come get them and fly out leaving the teachers and children behind.

Diane Ravitch's blog

I read this excerpt from a new book, published in the Washington Post, and was mesmerized by the account. The book’s author is Lizzie Johnson, a Post reporter. I hope the Post will forgive me for reprinting it. I promise to delete the post if they object. Read it while you can and buy the book to make amends for reading this preview. Subscribe to the Washington Post so you can see the pictures that the two teachers took from inside the bus. The story is moving not only because of the bravery of the bus driver and the teachers and children, but because of the generosity they encountered along the way.

This story is adapted from “Paradise: One Town’s Struggle to Survive an American Wildfire,” which was published this week by Penguin Random House.

The flames were just a mile from Ponderosa Elementary School when Kevin McKay…

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