Monthly Archives: November 2015

NY Post:Those Evil Unions Control Parents

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Rupert Murdoch’s New York Post hates the teachers’ union. It hates the union so much that it blames the union for whatever it doesn’t like. Today, the Post says the massive opt out…

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Rupert Murdoch Says That Eli Broad is Buying Control of the Los Angeles Times

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Rupert Murdoch tweeted that Eli Broad would be buying the Los Angeles Times. The billionaire media moguls keep watch on one another. ? Among the organizations that seek Broad funding, it is widely…

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Amanda Koonlaba: The Facts About School Choice

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Amanda Koonlaba, a teacher in Mississippi, reminds us of the origins and purpose of school choice: racial segregation. How soon we forget. Only two countries have adopted school choice: Chile and Sweden. Main…

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Legislator: Scott Walker Continues the Destruction of Wisconsin

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
State Senator Chris Larson regularly reports to his constituents. This newsletter describes the latest assaults on Wisconsin’s public institutions and traditions by Governor Scott Walker and his allies. “Many of you have contacted…

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Every Student Succeeds Act– Final, Conference Committee Version

Originally posted on deutsch29:
Below is a link to the ESEA reauthorization draft that is scheduled to go before House and Senate for a vote. (It is scheduled to be voted on by the House on December 02, 2015.) The…

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Paula Poundstone: Break Your Child’s Addiction to Blinking Screens

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Paula Poundstone, comedian, has advice for parents: break your children’s addiction to electronic devices.  Is she right or wrong? Who made the decision that all the tests had to be taken online? This leads…

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Gates and Friends: Tracking Children from Birth to Third Grade

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The New America Foundation has published a report on “early learning” from birth to third grade. The New America Foundation used to be an organization whose purpose was to nurture young journalists (I…

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St. Louis Public Schools: Killed by Reform

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene wrote a post about the continuing deterioration and abandonment of public education in St. Louis. It is a sad story. ? Teachers’ salaries are frozen. Teachers are fleeing the district. The…

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John White Opts to Defer Charter Authorizer Approval…?

Originally posted on deutsch29:
In March 2012, the Louisiana legislature passed Act 2, which includes language allowing for the authorization of “local charter authorizers” (LCAs)– organizations that are able to authorize charter schools in Louisiana and that are able to…

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Struggling to completely understand the impact of poverty

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