Daily Archives: July 2, 2013

The Empire Strikes Back Against Kids Who Opt Out Of State Tests

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The New York City Department of Education is treating students who boycott state tests as failures and requiring them to go to summer school if they hope to be promoted. Even if their…

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Randi and I to Arne: Please Intervene to Save Public Schools in Philadelphia

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Last Friday, Randi Weingarten and I wrote a letter to Secretary Arne Duncan, urging his immediate, public intervention to save public education in Philadelphia and to protect the children from massive budget cuts.…

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Louisiana’s Largest Voucher School Kicked Out of Program

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Last year, when Governor Bobby Jindal persuaded the Louisiana legislature to pass the nation’s most sweeping voucher program, the school that was selected to receive the largest number of voucher students was the…

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Crenshaw High in Los Angeles: Deasy Targets Veteran Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
At Superintendent John Deasy’s urging, the Los Angeles school board last spring voted to restructure Crenshaw High because of its low test scores. The school will be divided into magnets. All of the…

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