Daily Archives: September 29, 2015

How Charter Operators Rip Off Taxpayers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This article explains the financial shenanigans of unscrupulous charter operators. Not every charter founder rips off taxpayers, but the public needs to know when charter schools are set up to benefit greedy investors,…

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William Stroud: The Commercialization of Everything

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
William Stroud is the principal of Long Beach High School in New York. “Our lives have become increasingly commercialized in a modern, global society that everywhere promotes consumerism; surrounding us with images that…

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Maryland: The New State Board Members Are Pro-Privatization

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A blogger called Education Alchemy wrote a post about some of the new board members in Maryland. Maryland used to be a reliably liberal state but it elected a Republican governor. He has…

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Teach for America Deletes Educator Counter-Narratives; Educators Repost EVERY SINGLE ONE!

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
On Sept. 23, Teach for America (TFA) published an article on its Website about the “Badass Women of Teach for America.” Many of the more than 56,000 members of the Badass Teachers Association (BATS) commented on…

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Peter Greene: U.S. Department of Education Just Threw $157 Million at Charter Industry, and the Big Winner Is….

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene has just discovered the most amazing fact about the U.S. Department of Education’s award of $157 million to the charter industry. The state that won the most money for charters is…

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Nashville: U.S. Department of Education Awards $9.6 Million to Controversial “No Excuses” Charter to Spread Through the South

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
You may recall a few recent posts about Nashville Prep, a no-excuses charter school that boasts of its high test scores. This is the school that assigned a book called “City of Thieves”…

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New Jersey: How Gov. Christie Is Stealing from Public Schools While Protecting Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
David Rutherford is in his first year as a member the the school board in Plainfield, New Jersey. He dug into the budget and discovered that the state of Néw Jersey is cheating…

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Governor Cuomo Announces His Commission to Revise Common Core, Without A Single Opt Out Leader

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Governor Cuomo announced his commission to revise the Common Core standards and it includes not a single parent leader of the opt out movement. The reason for the commission was to respond to…

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Guest Post: Deb Herbage on American Institutes for Research (AIR)

Originally posted on deutsch29:
  Deb Herbage Deb Herbage (@DebHerbage) was born and raised in Massachusetts and worked for a Fortune 100 company for 20 years as a business analyst.  She relocated to Trinity, Florida in 2007 with her husband and…

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