Daily Archives: September 16, 2015

Novak and Bessie: Can Teachers Afford to Live Where They Teach?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In this post on The Atlantic, Jason Novak and Adam Bessie pose a question about “teachers who moonlight.” Their post is a graphic commentary on the difficulty that teachers have either renting or…

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Bianca Tanis: Tisch Must Go

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bianca Tanis is a public school parent and teacher of special education in the Hudson Valley of New York. In this post, she expresses her disgust and dismay that Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch…

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New York: Regents Will Vote to Abandon Their Authority Today

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Today, the New York Board of Regents will vote to approve the harsh and punitive educator evaluation plan that Governor Andrew Cuomo rammed through the Legislature last spring as part of a budget…

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The Audit culture in public schools

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Stephen Dyer: How Many Ohio Supreme Court Judges Received Campaign Cash from Charter Founder?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
We like to think that judicial decisions are the result of a thoughtful perusal of case law and precedents. Stephen Dyer, former legislator and current policy analyst, suggests there may be other issues…

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Ohio: Charter School Equipment Belongs to Private Manager, Not the Public

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that property purchased by the for-profit charter management corporation White Hat using public funds belongs to White Hat, not the public. I’m no lawyer, but this decision says…

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