Daily Archives: February 3, 2015

Little Rock Students Organize to Protest Walton-Rockefeller Takeover of District

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Little Rock students have formed the Little Rock School District Student Association to protest the state takeover of their schools and to demand representation in any entity that decides their future. This statement…

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McSpadden: Our Public Schools Are Not Failing, Our Policymakers Are

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Kay McSpadden, a high school teacher and writer in South Carolina, notes a striking irony. In the midst of School Chiice Week, two major reports appeared that showed the success of our public…

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Buffalo: Student Calls Out Board of Education for Closing His School, As Board Member Continues Texting

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Chronicle Mclain, a high school student in Buffalo, testifies passionately before the Board of Education, in protest against closing his “low-performing” school and handing it over to a charter. He notices that at…

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Gary Rubinstein Writes a Letter to Bill Gates

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Gary Rubinstein—high school math teacher, author, blogger, reformer of TFA–has been writing letters to reformers he knows–and sometimes getting a reply. Now he is writing letters to reformers he doesn’t know and inevitably…

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