Daily Archives: December 14, 2015

CTU: Only Two Certified Librarians Left at Virtually All African-American High Schools in Chicago

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
When Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Educational Excellence expresses outrage, it should direct its outrage towards the budget cuts that have gutted necessary services for the students in Chicago, not at the teachers’ union…

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Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Education Excellence Condemns CTU Strike Threat

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This statement was released by the Foundation for Excellence in Education, in response to the news about the CTU strike vote, approved by 96% of voting members. FEE was founded by Jeb Bush;…

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Education Reform in Louisiana: A PAC of Lies and Liars.

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Originally posted on Crazy Crawfish:
It’s been a few weeks since the final BESE elections wrapped up in Louisiana. (BESE is Louisiana’s elected state school board. The board as 8 elected positions and 3 appointed by the Governor and is…

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BREAKING NEWS: 96% of Chicago Teachers Authorize a Strike!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Just in: The members of the Chicago Teachers Union authorized a strike, if a deal cannot be negotiated with the Chicago Public School board, which is controlled by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. It is…

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Carol Burris: Will Governor Cuomo Actually Change Anything?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carol Burris, executive director of the Network for Public Education and former principal at South Side High School in Rockville Center, Long Island, New York, has subjected the report of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s…

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Los Angeles Teacher: Give Rafe a Break!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I received this letter from a teacher in Los Angeles. She has been following the heated exchanges on the blog about Rafe Esquith, the celebrated teacher and founder of the Hobart Shakespeareans who…

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TFA Creates Rapid Response Unit to Rebut Critics Like Gary Rubenstein

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is an unintentionally hilarious story. Teach for America has created a rapid response unit to reply to critics and protect their brand.  ? Instead of listening to thoughtful critics like Gary Rubinstein,…

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Gary Rubinstein, TFA Critic, Will Attend the 25th Anniversary of TFA

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Gary Rubinstein, the most thoughtful of Teach for America’s critical alums, plans to attend the 25th anniversary of Teach for America. Gary’s blog has punctured the illusions of TFA and other corporate reformers…

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The Wanton Destruction of the Public Sector in North Carolina

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In 2010, Republicans swept control of the Legislature in North Carolina for the first time in a century. Two years later, a Republican governor was elected. Since then, the Republicans have sought to…

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TFA Tries to Squash Its Critics via Less Than One Degree of Separation

Originally posted on deutsch29:
One of the challenges in writing about corporate education reform concerns the complex web of involvement among corporate reformers, which is often evident in their sitting on each others’ nonprofit boards. Makes it hard to know…

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