Daily Archives: February 4, 2015

Mercedes Schneider Gives Advice to Peter Cunningham

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I don’t often respond to people who criticize me. At my age, I can’t waste time looking back. I try to keep my eyes on the future, not on my back. Fortunately there…

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EduShyster: College Completion Rates: Public Schools Beat Charters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
EduShyster reports on a new study of college completion rates in Boston. It includes a comparison of Boston public schools vs. charter schools. http://edushyster.com/?p=6326 ? Students who attended public schools were more likely…

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Indiana: Legislature Likely to Act to Hobble Ritz, Unions, Push Their Own Agenda

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Indiana may be a textbook example of legislative meddling in education. Every legislator went to school (presumably), so they all know how to solve education problems. Certainly, they would not allow educators to…

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Louisiana: Another Voucher Scandal

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ever since the state of Louisiana began its voucher program, allowing students to attend religious schools with public funds, the program has gone from one embarrassment to another. The school that won the…

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Arthur Goldstein: Governor Cuomo’s “Morally Bankrupt” Agenda

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Arthur Goldstein teaches high school students in Queens, New York. Many of his students are new arrivals who are learning English. He loves teaching. In this post, he expresses his outrage towards Governor…

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Paving The Road to Hell — And Other Gates Foundation Initiatives

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Towards the end of last year, the Seattle Times provided coverage of the Gates Foundation’s report on the tenth anniversary of its global health initiative. After a decade of effort and a billion…

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House Bill Would Keep Testing Unchanged, Allow Students to Use Federal Funds for Choice

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
While all eyes were on the Senate hearings about the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind, the House of Representatives was putting the final touches on its own bill. ? Alyson Klein of…

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The Network for Public Education Issues a Statement on Reauthorization of NCLB

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Network for Public Education has released its statement on the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind. The statement weighs in on testing: If we have to choose between annual testing and grade…

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February 3, 2015 – NATIONAL THANK A MAILMAN DAY – NATIONAL CREATE A VACUUM DAY

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