Daily Archives: June 4, 2015

Ohio: Charter School Officials Convicted in Bribery Scheme in Dayton, But, “It’s About the Kids”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
There is a very serious problem associated with deregulation of public school funding turned over to privately managed charter schools. The absence of oversight and auditing facilitates criminal schemes, such as the one…

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Chris Christie and the Magical Mystery Standards

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Back in February, I noted that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had begun to walk back his support of the Common Core State Standards.  The governor began sounding cautious notes about the implementation…

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Another Take on Tom Friedman’s Infomercial for SEED School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I wrote yesterday about Néw York Times’ columnist Thomas Friedman and his glowing report on his wife’s boarding school for African-American youth in Baltimore. I concluded that it was no model because of…

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“We Now Know Students Cannot Be Tested Out of Poverty”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Three activists for racial and social justice take issue with the position of several civil rights organizations that opposed opting out of mandated tests. Pedro Noguera of New York University, John Jackson of…

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URGENT: Scott Walker Is Killing Tenure in Higher Education!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Scott Walker made his reputation busting unions and attacking K-12 teachers. It was only a matter of time until he turned his guns on higher education. Not only has he slashed the funding…

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June 4, 2015 – NATIONAL CHEESE DAY – NATIONAL COGNAC DAY – NATIONAL OLD MAIDS DAY

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