Daily Archives: May 18, 2015

Nashville: Time for a RESET? Bring in the Reformers!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Apparently Nashville has been far too slow to privatize its public schools. Community pushback has annoyed the power structure, which wants more charters faster, even though the celebrated Achievement School District (mainly in…

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Welcome to the Class of 2015 — We Need You

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
This week, our teacher preparation program welcomes the graduates of the Class of 2015 as our professional colleagues.  These accomplished young teachers are joining the profession at a time of great challenges, but…

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Edward Johnson of Atlanta Joins the Honor Roll

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Edward Johnston of Atlanta is the most persistent gadfly in that city. He regularly writes open letters to the school board and administrators, in an effort to hold them accountable. Johnston is an…

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Tim Slekar: Action ALERT to Save Public Schools in Milwaukee

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Tim Slekar is the dean of education at Edgewood College in Wisconsin. Action Alert for Milwaukee Tim Slekar writes on his blog “BustED Pencils”: Last week Rep. Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) and Sen. Alberta…

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How Long Will Public Education Survive in Milwaukee?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Milwaukee is the original laboratory of corporate reform. Since 1990, it has had a thriving charter sector and a thriving voucher sector. Competition was supposed to lift all boats, but it didn’t. All…

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The Big Business of Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is one of Valerie Strauss’s best columns, where she reviews a television interview with Dennis Brain, the CEO of Entertainment Properties Trust. Brain is a big investor in charter schools, and he…

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May 18, 2015 – NATIONAL NO DIRTY DISHES DAY – NATIONAL VISIT YOUR RELATIVES DAY – NATIONAL CHEESE SOUFFLE DAY – NATIONAL HIV VACCINE AWARENESS DAY

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