Daily Archives: February 11, 2016

State-run New Orleans School Scores 7.2 on ACT in 2015 (You Read It Right)

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
In July 2015, Louisiana Superintendent John White had his Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) release this file of 2014-2015 Louisiana ACT 12th Grade Results by district— which he used to advance the message…

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Los Angeles: Charter Schools Whine About Their Victories

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Howard Blume of the Los Angeles Times reports on a controversial decision to grant a renewal to a charter school owned by one of the elected board members, even though the charter division…

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Irving Hamer: Education Without the Arts Is Not Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Irving Hamer, who has had a long and storied career in urban school districts, has started a blog to describe what he has learned over the course of his years in the schools.…

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EduShyster: UP Academy Wins Federal Grant to Replicate Regimentation of Students

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
EduShyster has a guest column by a teacher who recently finished teaching at UP Academy in Lawrence, Massachusetts. The UP network has five schools. They are not charter schools, though their authoritarian practices…

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US Department of Education Endorses “Pay for Success” Bonds for Pre-K Special Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I have written before about the controversial program called “Pay for Success.” This is also known as “social impact bonds.” Recently, two officials at the US Department of Education and the White House…

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Seattle Parent: Emails Show How the Gates Machine Works

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Dora Taylor, a parent leader in Seattle, has written a post about how the Gates machine has stepped up to protect the state’s fledgling charter schools that are not currently eligible to receive…

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An Important New Film: “KILLING ED”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mark Hall is a gifted documentarian who has produced an important film titled “Killing Ed.” He tells the story that most of us know but the general public does not, about the slow…

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Tennessee: Voucher Bill May Come to a Vote

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Conservative Republicans have been eager to bring vouchers to Tennessee but they have gotten significant pushback from rural legislators, who don’t want vouchers to destroy their local public schools. ? So the sponsor…

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Evidence Indicates that Bernie Sanders is the Democrats’ Best Shot at the White House.

Originally posted on 34justice:
Of those who know who he is, most voters like Bernie Sanders.  He is the only major presidential candidate with a positive net favorability rating among the general public.  Yet despite these facts and his wildly…

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David Gergen Is Woefully Misinformed

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
David Gergen said on CNN tonight that young people voted for Bernie Sanders because Hillary criticized charter schools. Yes, he actually said that, on the Erin Burnett show. He said that young people…

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