Monthly Archives: January 2016

Mother of Autistic Child on “Got to Go List” Publicly Confronts Eva Moskowitz

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
On Friday January 22, 2016, the Center for New York City Law at New York Law School hosted the 131st City Law Breakfast. The event speaker was the highly controversial Success Academies (SA) CEO, Eva…

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BREAKING: North Carolina May Turn Over Low-Performing Schools to For-Profit Charters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
NC Policy Watch reports that legislation is advancing that would permit for-profit charter operators to take over the state’s lowest-performing schools, the great majority of them in low-income minority communities. The models for…

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John Merrow Channels Eva Moskowitz in Court

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Merrow officially retired from his long and distinguished career in journalism, but he is not inactive. For one thing, he has printed up some bumper stickers in appreciation of teachers (the other…

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Jersey Jazzman Compares the Differences in Newark between Charter Schools and Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jersey Jazzman gets irked by those who boast about the superior results of charter schools in Newark. He wrote a critical review of Dale Russakoff’s book The Prize, because she ignored basic data…

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Marion Brady: A Primer on Privatization

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Veteran educator Marion Brady has written a concise guide to the privatization movement. ? He begins with an overview of the talking points and tactics of the privatizers: ? “The pitch ? “Talking…

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Texas: GOP Candidate Injects Anti-Semitism into Race Against Moderate Republican

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Joe Straus is speaker of the House in the Texas legislature. He is a moderate Republican from San Antonio. He is  friend of public schools. He happens to be Jewish. ? Now his…

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Here Are All the Links on ESSA Series: Ask Your Own Questions

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The series about the new Every Student Succeeds Act is concluded. I want to thank Senator Lamar Alexander and his staff, especially David P. Cleary, chief of staff, for responding to my questions.…

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EXCLUSIVE: Common Core and ESSA: Part 9

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is the ninth and final installment in a series of exchanges about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). I wrote the questions, and David P. Cleary, chief of staff to Senator Lamar…

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How Measurement Fails Doctors and Teachers (Robert Wachter)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
“Robert M. Wachter is a professor and the interim chairman of the department of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and the author of “The Digital Doctor:…

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Ashana Bigard: An Insider’s View of Post-Katrina New Orleans Public Education

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
On January 14 and 15, 2016, renowned education blogger and ed reform podcaster extraordinaire, Jennifer Berkshire, visited me during her time in town to conduct some interviews in New Orleans. In the…

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