Daily Archives: April 20, 2015

CNN: Excellent Reporting on Opt Out Movement Gone National

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
CNN ran an excellent segment about the burgeoning opt out movement. It is especially strong in New York, but it is rapidly spreading across the country as parents recognize that the tests provide…

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Educator: A Clear Explanation of Why State Testing Hurts Public Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
One of the biggest challenges to those of us who oppose privatization, school closings, high-stakes testing, and the rest of the failed ideas mistakenly called “reform” have a big job to do. We…

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The For-Profit College Scandal: Why Isn’t Anyone Going to Jail?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The burgeoning of the for-profit college industry has wasted billions of taxpayer dollars, sent many thousands of students out into the world with shoddy educations, and made a few people very rich. One…

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Robert Reich: How Big Money Buys Off Critics of Big Money

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Robert Reich wrote a good post about how big money captures opinion-makers, stifles dissent, and buys off potential critics. All of this is terrible for democracy, because the news we get is filtered…

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April 20, 2015 – NATIONAL PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE – NATIONAL LOOK ALIKE DAY – NATIONAL LIME BEAN RESPECT DAY

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Amazing! TIME Magazine Has a Fair, Balanced Article about the Opt Out Movement

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
TIME magazine lost the confidence of many (or most) public school teachers with two cover stories in recent years. One was the cover story in 2007 portraying newly appointed D.C Chancellor Michelle Rhee,…

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Reformers Save Schools from Parents

Originally posted on lacetothetop:
Federal agents raided the homes and classrooms of hundreds of parents, teachers, and educational “advocates” today because of their involvement with the “opt-out movement.” This illegal act of defiance has cost millions in tax payer’s money…

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