(Washington Free Beacon) Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D., N.Y.) spoke Saturday at an event focused on eliminating private education and boycotting “racial” and “gender-biased” standardized testing.

The “Education Town Hall” organized by Jackson Heights People for Public Schools included a medley of New York’s progressive organizations. NYC Opt Out, New York State Association for Bilingual Education, Network for Public Education, Class Size Matters, Alliance for Quality Education, and Allies for Public Education participated.

During the event, Diane Ravitch, professor at New York University and former U.S. assistant secretary of education, spoke with the others opposing private and charter schools, Jacobin magazine reported. Ravitch characterized support for private education as “anti-democratic efforts to privatize public goods,” according to the democratic socialist publication.

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