Daily Archives: March 26, 2015

Salon: Why Is It Hip to Abandon Public Education?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Joshua Leibner writes here about a new HBO television show called “Togetherness,” selling the idea of charter schools as the latest trend for hip white families. ? They don’t want their children to…

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Vouchers

Discussion of taxpayer-funded private school vouchers has surfaced in every Texas legislative session since 1995. After years of unsuccessful attempts to pass legislation, proponents introduced vouchers in the form of “tax credits” and “taxpayer savings grants,” but they were unsuccessful … Continue reading

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Texas: Rep. Jimmie Don Aycock is a Hero for 5 Million+ Children

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Representative Jimmie Don Aycock, the chair of the Public Education Committee, declared that the House would allocate $3 billion to public schools. In the past, the legislature has waited for the courts to…

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Funny Video: Some of the Strongest Charter Supporters in NY Legislature Don’t Have Any Charters in Their Own District

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a very funny video. First you see Governor Andrew Cuomo, who plans to enrich the testing industry by testing everyone who works or enrolls in a school. He is a huge…

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Elite private schools do not take Common Core state tests and neither should you

Originally posted on lacetothetop:
I have heard lots of ridiculous claims why students should take the Common Core state tests.  One of the most famous lines came from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan when he said, “We should be able to look…

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March 26, 2015 – NATIONAL NOUGAT DAY – NATIONAL SPINACH DAY

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