Daily Archives: May 14, 2015

International Outcry Against For-Profit Schools Funded by U.S. Philanthropists

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Over 100 international organizations signed a statement critical of privatization of education in Kenya and Uganda. They specifically criticized the World Bank for endorsing a for-profit chain of schools called Bridge International Academies.…

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G.F. Brandenburg: Escaping All Those “At-Risk” Kids

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
G.F. Brandenburg studied the wait lists at charter schools in D.C., and he discovered that poor kids were fleeing from schools with the kids “at-risk.” Lesson: He says, “What we see here is…

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What Is the Progressive Agenda in Education?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In the Washington Post, Katrina vanden Heuvel describes an emerging populist agenda for the nation–and the 2016 election. She is the editor and publisher of The Nation. It is encouraging to see that…

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Peter Greene: Good News! Cancel the Tests Now!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene reports on a study by Chris Tienken at Seton Hall University, who was able to predict test scores by analyzing demographics. As others have pointed out, standardized test scores are a…

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The Most Powerful Education Lobby in Washington, D.C.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The industry that has been the most effective in buying protection in D.C, for its predatory practices is the for-profit college industry. It has hired the top lobbyist in both parties. It makes…

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May 14, 2015 – NATIONAL DANCE LIKE A CHICKEN DAY – NATIONAL BUTTERMILK BISCUIT DAY – NATIONAL UNDERGROUND AMERICA DAY

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