Daily Archives: September 4, 2015

Daniel Katz: A Field Guide to Understanding the Education Mess in New York State

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Daniel S. Katz, who is a professor at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, has created a helpful overview of the education mess in New York. You can’t tell the players without a…

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New York: Opt Out Parent Leaders Respond to Cuomo: “We Won’t Back Down”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The following statement was released by the New York State Allies for Public Education: http://www.nysape.org/nysape-press-release—parents-respond-to-cuomo-tisch-elia.html FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 4, 2015 More information contact: Lisa Rudley (917) 414-9190; nys.allies@gmail.com NYS Allies for Public…

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A Report from the Front Lines in New Mexico

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A teacher sent this commentary about the disgraceful neglect of public education in Néw Mexico: “I cannot understand why our governor, Susanna Martinez, was re-elected. I can’t see that she has done much…

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Mike Lillis: We Are at a Tipping Point

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mike Lillis, president of the Lakeland County Federation of Teachers, tells his members that education is at a “tipping point.” “In my opening remarks last year, I painted a picture of education reform…

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Vicki Cobb: Something about Reform Smells Rotten

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Vicki Cobb, noted author of science books for children, here reviews the powerful video “Education, Inc.” She writes: “The American Revolution ultimately came together with the widespread distribution of a pamphlet that spoke…

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Schneider and Greene Give a Lesson to Jonathan Alter

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jonathan Alter is an insightful writer about politics but knows little about education. He doesn’t like public education. Unfortunately, he thinks he is an education expert. He had a starring role in “Waiting…

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Help the ACLU Sue the State of Nevada to Stop Vouchers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Vouchers are a bad idea, and the public doesn’t support them. Time after time, vouchers have been put on state ballots, and every single time they have been defeated. They were defeated overwhelmingly…

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Report: Dramatic Increase in Student Poverty Rates Since 2006

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Emma Brown of the Washington Post reports a dramatic increase in student poverty rates and increased segregation of the poorest students since the “Great Recession” of 2008. The data are supplied by a…

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Evidence-Informed Policy: Looking at Post-Katrina New Orleans Schools

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
In the past few weeks as the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approached, a veritable gale of first-hand observations and research reports swept through the media about improvements in…

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BREAKING NEWS: Seattle Teachers Vote UNANIMOUSLY to Strike!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In an action taken in the past hour or so, Seattle teachers voted to strike. The two big issues: a salary increase; recess time for children. Many children in the district get only…

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