Daily Archives: January 12, 2016

La. Governor John Bel Edwards’ Inaugural Speech (and Some Commentary)

Originally posted on deutsch29:
I became involved in the fight against corporate education reform in March 2012 as part of the effort to recall Bobby Jindal as Louisiana governor. With the backing and influence of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush,…

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Indianapolis Will Lose Lone Critic on School Board; Full Steam Ahead for “Reform”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The lone critic on the Indianapolis school board has decided not to run for re-election. Gayle Cosby asked critical questions about the board’s “reform” policy of eliminating neighborhood public schools and working closely…

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Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education Calls for Reversal of Nevada Decision

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Foundation for Excellence in Education, founded by Jeb Bush, but now run by Condoleeza Rice, called for an immediate reversal of the Nevada decision halting the state’s voucher program. They said it…

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The Nevada Voucher Decision

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Yesterday, a district judge in Nevada ruled that state’s “education savings accounts” (aka vouchers) to be unconstitutional. Here is an analysis of the opinion by some of the legal team for the parents…

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First-Year Evaluation of Louisiana Voucher Program: Student Achievement Declines

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In the first evaluation of the Louisiana voucher program, the results are negative for the students involved. It is an evaluation of only the first year, so perhaps things will get better in…

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Emily Kaplan: Are “No-Excuses” Charter Schools Harming Children’s Future Success?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Emily Kaplan taught second-grade in a “no-excuses” charter school, and now teaches in a public school. EduShyster offered her space on her blog to explain a very serious concern about the future of…

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Jeff Bryant: The Five Big Education Stories to Watch in 2016

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The ever perspicacious Jeff Bryant points his readers to the stories to watch in the year ahead.  ? One is vulnerable governors, including two who have been among the worst in inflicting harm…

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New York Times: Supreme Court Seems Likely to Rule Against Unions

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The New York Times reports on today’s hearings about the Friedrichs vs. CTA case and says that questioning did not appear favorable to the public sector unions. If the unions lose, workers who…

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Los Angeles Picks Michelle King as New Superintendent

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The LAUSD board voted unanimously to select a veteran educator in the system as its new superintendent. ? Michelle King, a 30-year veteran, will succeed Ramon Cortines. She will be the first woman…

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Nevada: Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction to Block State Voucher Program

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
At least two lawsuits have been filed to stop Nevada’s sweeping “education savings account” legislation, which would allow parents to use public funds to enroll their children in private or religious schools or…

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