Daily Archives: October 7, 2015

Eva Rallies in My Backyard

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
It is a school day in Néw York City. Across the city, over one million children are in class. But not the children of Eva’s Success Academies! They (and possibly some allied charters)…

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Sam Chaltain: Are the Edu-Wars Finally Over?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Blogger Sam Chaltain says that there used to be a monumental struggle between two extremes: on one side were the “New-Schoolers,” led by Michelle Rhee, who were champions of choice, TFA, charters, and…

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Ohio Dems Complain about USDOE Grant of $71 Million to Their State’s Scandal-Ridden Charters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ex-Governor Ted Strickland of Ohio wrote a blistering letter to Arne Duncan to complain about the $71 million awarded to Ohio’s floundering charter sector. Strickland is now running for the seat of Republican…

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Ohio: Parents and Educators Join to Stop Corporate Reform on October 17

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The latest from Ohio: parents and educators take a stand against the destruction of their public schools: “Ohio now has Public Education Partners – a new 401(c)3 that aims to act as an…

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The Youngstown Story: An All Too Familiar Story of Urban Distress

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Vince Guerrieri is a Youngstown native and a writer. He tells the history of Youngstown, Ohio, in this post. Governor John Kasich has targeted Youngstown as a school system that will be taken…

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Peter Cunningham’s $12-Million-Dollar EdPost Cannot Purchase Readers

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On September 03, 2014, I wrote a post about Education Post, a nonprofit set up to pretty much just operate a pro-corporate-reform-promoting blog. Upon start-up, EdPost scraped together $12 million. Now that’s one expensive blog. It turns out that billionaire…

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Insights on teacher evaluation in DC

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Common Core Proficiency Rates: All Over the Map

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Common Core visionaries dreamed of a world where every student across the nation would have the same standards, a curriculum aligned with the standards, and all students taking one of two tests…

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DFER (Hedge Fund Managers) Compare Hillary and Bernie

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Education Reform Now is the political action arm of Democrats for Education Reform. DFER is privatization, financed by hedge fund managers. It supports charters, high-stakes testing, evaluation of teachers by test scores, and…

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