Daily Archives: May 5, 2015

Texas Pastors to Legislature: We Don’t Want Vouchers! Defend the Constitution!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Writing in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a group of Texas pastors expressed their support for public education and their strong opposition to vouchers for religious institutions. They believe in separation of church and…

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Joanne Barkan Reviews Dana Goldstein’s “The Teacher Wars”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Joanne Barkan has written several excellent articles about the billionaires’ campaign to privatize public education. See “Got Dough? How Billionaires Rule Our Schools?” and “Plutocrats at Work: How Big Philanthropy Undermines Democracy.” ?…

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North Carolina Charter Schools Grow More Segregated, Say Scholars

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A new paper by scholars Helen F. Ladd, Charles T. Clotfelder, and John B. Holbein analyzes the charter school sector in North Carolina. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2593657 The group give a brief history of charter schools…

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Nancy Flanagan: Standing Together for Public Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Nancy Flanagan understands the power of joining forces for a common cause. She attended the second annual conference of the Network for Public Education and discovered a movement that is robust, alive, and…

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Charter Scam Week 2015

Originally posted on radical eyes for equity:
It’s Charter Scam Week again, and we can conclude that charter advocacy has revealed itself in the following ways: Charter advocacy cannot be about improving student achievement since charter school consistently have a…

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Good video on the reality of the latest school voucher proposal by the Texas Legislature.

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Five Steps to Cagebusting Relinquishment and the Suburban School District of the Future!

Originally posted on School Finance 101:
As I explained in my previous post, relinquishment in the form of “chartering” has taught us much about how to “fix” urban school districts. But why should urban districts be the only ones to benefit…

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Texas: A Chance to “End the Public School Era”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Writing in the Houston Chronicle, Chris Ladd describes a voucher proposal that just passed the State Senate as the most sweeping privatization plan in the nation. He calls it “neo-Confederate.” It is a…

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May 5, 2015 – CINCO DE MAYO – NATIONAL CARTOONISTS DAY – NATIONAL HOAGIE DAY – NATIONAL TOTALLY CHIPOTLE DAY – NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION DAY

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