Daily Archives: January 26, 2016

Report: Flint Would Have SAVED Money by Staying with Clean Water

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This Michigan blogger read the voluminous emails from Governor Rick Snyder’s office and discovered that Flint would have saved millions of dollars by staying with the safe water from Detroit. ? What was…

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Two Teachers Witness History at the Supreme Court

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Two teachers went to Washington, D.C. to hear the oral arguments about the Friedrichs v. CTA case, which could be very harmful to the future of all public sector unions. ? You will…

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“Schools Aren’t Start-Ups and Kids Aren’t Consumers”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Karen Quartz wrote a powerful article explaining why Eli Broad’s plan to grab control of half the students in Los Angeles is a huge mistake. Quartz is the director of research at the…

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Charlotte, N.C. Editorial: Yes, Let’s Copy a Failed Experiment

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Despite the documented failure of the Tennessee Achievement District, the Charlotte Observer thinks it is worth a try to copy the same model in North Carolina. In Tennessee, the ASD was created to…

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Latest from Seattle: Why Gates Will Lose

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a comment by a reader in Seattle who read the post about the State Senate’s 27-20 vote to offer public funding to charter schools, after the state’s highest court ruled that…

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Peter Greene: Is Alabama Trying to Drive Out Teachers?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene examines the latest legislative assault on teachers in Alabama.Alabama seems to have joined a “race to the bottom” in its eagerness to demoralize anyone who teaches its children. If the legislature…

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EXCLUSIVE: The Federal Role and ESSA: Part 8

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is the eighth in a series of exchanges about the new federal law, the Every Student Succeeds Act. I asked the questions, and David P. Cleary, chief if staff to Senator Lamar…

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Congratulations, Mercedes, on the Third Birthday of Your Blog!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Three years ago, Mercedes Schneider started her blog. Today it turned three. She reveals here how much money she has taken from unions and billionaires. ? Her blog has been hugely successful, for a…

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PBS: Flint Water Scandal Will Be Investigated by a Lawyer Who Contributed to Governor Snyder’s Campaign

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I watched the PBS Newshour tonight and learned that the State Attorney General had selected a lawyer (with the ironic name of Flood) to get to the bottom of the scandal in Flint.…

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Corporate driven public education reform is destroying OUR children’s health and future

Originally posted on Crazy Normal – the Classroom Exposé:
I was reading the latest issue of National Geographic Magazine when I saw the following paragraph and realized that the test obsessed corporate public education reform movement is threatening the health…

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