Daily Archives: November 17, 2015

Rahm’s Biggest Critic Wins Principal Merit Award–for Third Time!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Troy LaRaviere won the Mayor’s merit award for principals in Chicago, for the third year in a row. This is funny, because LaRaviere has been Rahm Emanuel’s most outspoken critic. Troy spoke out…

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The Real Rationale for Common Core, and Why It is Failing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
When Arne Duncan was made Secretary of Education, he brought in a group of advisors, largely from the Gates Foundation and the Broad Foundation, to help him design what eventually became the Race…

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John Thompson: Who Will Hold the Reformers Accountable for Their Reckless Damage to Public Education?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Thompson, historian and teachers, wrote a guest column on Anthony Cody’s blog in which he calls out the “reformers” for their arrogance and reckless disregard for collateral damage: children, teachers, and public…

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Oregon: Department of Education Tries to Intimidate Opt Out Parents

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Oregon state legislature passed a law permitting parents to opt their children out of state tests. ? The state Department of Education is not happy. It sent out a form to parents…

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Jeff Bryant on the Battle over Education Policy Among Democrats

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
jeff Bryant describes the battle among Democrats over the future of education, a split well known to readers of this blog. “The “big economic fight” in the Democratic Party that news outlets are…

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Linsey McGoey: The Gates Foundations and The New Gospel of Wealth

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a must-read article by Linsey McGoey in Jacobin magazine about the big foundations–especially Gates–and how they use their alms for for-profit companies and start-ups. ? McGoey of the University of Essex…

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For-Profit “College” Pays $90 Million Fine

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Stephanie Saul reports in the New York Times that a major for-profit “college” is expected to pay $90 million in fines for illegal recruiting practices. The corporation is partly owned by Goldman Sachs.…

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