Daily Archives: June 25, 2013

Brian Sims: How to Fix Pennsylvania’s Budget Crisis (LINK FIXED)

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Imagine this: an elected official in Pennsylvania who says that budget cuts are not only wrong but completely unnecessary. Brian Sims is a member of the House of Representatives who knows that Governor…

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Jindal Signs “Reverse Parent Trigger” Bill

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Governor Bobby Jindal signed legislation allowing parents in the state-run Recovery School District to vote to return their low-performing school to local control. “The measure by Baton Rouge Rep. Ted James lets parents…

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Minnesota Governor Vetoes Funding for TFA

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In a rare setback for Teach for America, Governor Mark Dayton vetoed an appropriation to fund more TFA recruits in the state. Minnesota has a small number of TFA corps members, but the…

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Aaron Pallas: The Trouble with the NCTQ Ratings of Ed Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Aaron Pallas is a sociologist at Teachers College, Columbia University, who is one of our nation’s best scholars of education. He is quick to spot Bunkum. He said this about the report on…

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Haimson: “No Accountability at the Top and I Can Prove It”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Leonie Haimson filed a Freedom of Information Act request for fairly simple information: she asked for the accountability reports on the top officials at the NYC Department of Education. The bad news: there…

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