Daily Archives: July 11, 2015

Duncan’s Children Will Enroll in Chicago Lab School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s children will attend the private University of Chicago Lab School, where his wife works. ? Of course, everyone is free to send their children wherever they wish. What’s…

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A Report from Parody Central

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A reader called NY Teacher sent the following comment: “Welcome to Parody Central. They almost make this too easy. “My apologies to Mr. Zimmerman: “Must Be Bubbled-In” (Blowin in the Wind) How many…

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Chicago Principal Asks What Matters Most: Children or Business?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Troy LaRaviere, principal of Blaine Elementary School in Chicago, challenges Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s claim that he could not avoid layoffs and could not fund educators’ pensions. Not true, writes LaRaviere. “However — as…

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Who Killed PARCC? Parents. Who Will Kill the For-Profit Charters?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bill Phillis of the Ohio Coalition for Equity and Adequacy calls on parents to mobilize against the politically charter operators: ? Lesson learned: Parents parked PARCC and when they learn about the failed…

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Network for Public Education Offers “Qualified Endorsement” of Every Child Achieves Act

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
After much debate among the board members, the Network for Public Education decided to offer its qualified endorsement to the Every Child Achieves Act. We recognize that the bill has drawbacks. We oppose…

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July 11, 2015 – NATIONAL BLUEBERRY MUFFIN DAY – NATIONAL MOJITO DAY – NATIONAL RAINIER CHERRY DAY – NATIONAL CHEER UP THE LONELY DAY – ALL AMERICAN PET PHOTO DAY – NATIONAL 7-ELEVEN DAY

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