Daily Archives: January 5, 2016

Success Academy “Got to Go” Principal Take a Leave

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The New York Times reports today that the charter school principal in New York City who created a list of students who had to be removed from the school (the “got to go”…

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Peg Robertson: How Reformers Gaslight Teachers in “Turnaround” Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peg Robertson is a teacher in Colorado and a national leader of the Opt Out movement (she co-founded United Opt Out). In this post, she describes what happens to teachers in schools that…

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Wisconsin: Right-Wing Bradley Foundation Spent $108 Million to Privatize Public Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A major new report from the progressive One Wisconsin Institute finds that the right-wing Bradley Foundation spent more than $108 million, working with 130 partner groups, to privatize public schools in Wisconsin between…

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Mark Naison: Judging the Legacy of Arne Duncan and Barack Obama in Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mark Naison, professor of African-American studies and history at Fordham University, suggests nine questions that need to be answered before evaluating the legacy of the Obama-Duncan Race to the Top: ? How many…

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EduShyster: Why Charter Schools Are the New Subprime Mortgages

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
EduShyster has a fascinating and important interview with Preston Green, the John and Carla Klein Professor of Urban Education at the University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education, who explains why charter schools…

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Flawed Assumptions about School Reform Strengthening the U.S. Economy

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
“The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed, the world is ruled…

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About That Fortune Article on Common Core…

Originally posted on deutsch29:
I have been reading Peter Elkind’s January 01, 2016, article in Fortune on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Elkind’s work is a study in foolishness. Basically, he demonstrates the unfounded faith that powerful individuals whose lives only…

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The Sound Reasoning Behind a $15 Minimum Wage

Originally posted on 34justice:
The New York Times Editorial Board recently endorsed a $15 federal minimum wage.  A proposal at the federal level would phase in $15 an hour in small increments over a period of several years and would…

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Kentucky Governor: Please Read This

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A letter in the Louisville Courier-Journal. ? ?

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With Chicago in Turmoil, Rahm’s School Board Wants To Expand Charters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Despite declining enrollments, despite the closing of 50 public schools, the Chicago Public Schools board (hand-picked by Mayor Rahm Emanuel) is seeking to expand the number of charter schools. The great advantage of…

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