Daily Archives: January 26, 2015

Two Views of a New Study About Choice in New Orleans: Schneider and Kamenetz

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Anya Kamenetz of NPR described a new study of choice in New Orleans that found that most parents picked schools based on proximity and extracurricular programs, not academics. ? She wrote: ? The…

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The Problem Isn’t Getting Rid of Teachers, It’s Keeping Them: Education Round-Up

The Problem Isn’t Getting Rid of Teachers, It’s Keeping Them. Judging by the tenor of the education debate in recent weeks, it would be easy to assume that the biggest challenge facing school leaders is how to get rid of … Continue reading

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Dallas: “Reform” Takeover Collapses…for Now

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Corporate reformers don’t like democracy. They don’t like elected school boards. They like mayoral control, state takeovers, all-charter districts, emergency managers. Anything but democracy. In Dallas, the corporate reformers had the idea that…

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Philadelphia Warns Teachers of Disciplinary Actions if They Inform Parents of Opt Out Right

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ? Philadelphia, PA January 26, 2015 ? PHILADELPHIA SCHOOL DISTRICT TAKES DISCIPLINARY ACTION AGAINST TEACHERS FOR INFORMING PARENTS OF THEIR OPT OUT RIGHTS AROUND HIGH STAKES TESTING ? Parents at…

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George Joseph: Black Lives Matter in School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
George Joseph is rapidly becoming one of our best education writers. In this article in The Nation, he shows how education “reform” is contributing to the “school to prison pipeline.” At best, he…

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January 26, 2015 – NATIONAL SPOUSES DAY – NATIONAL PEANUT BRITTLE DAY – NATIONAL ELLEN DEGENERES DAY

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