Daily Archives: February 15, 2016

NY BATS on John King

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The NY BATS. Are not happy about President Obama’s selection of John King as Secretary of Education. Say this for King. His arrogant indifference to parents set off the largest testing opt out…

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Jindal’s Meddling in DHH Caused Our Budget Crisis

Originally posted on Crazy Crawfish:
I’ve been reading a lot of vitriolic statements from various folks recently assigning blame to each other over Louisiana’s budget crisis.  For those of you who don’t know, Louisiana has approximately a billion dollars of…

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What Do Eva Moskowitz and Governor Snyder Have in Common?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is not a trick question. ? What at do Evaluate Modkowitz, the CEO of the controversial Success Academy charter chain, and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder have in common? ? They both hired…

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Fiske and Ladd: What London Schools Can Teach Us

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Edward Fiske, former education editor of the New York Times, and Helen Ladd, distinguished professor of economics at Duke University, recently spent a month in London studying two successful low-income districts. Since they…

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Arthur Camins: Democrats Are as Culpable as Republicans for Neglect of Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Arthur Camins, director of the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (CIESE) at Stevens Institute of Technology, takes aim at Democrats for compromising with Republicans on education issues. He cites Martin…

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John Thompson: Opt Out is Frightening the Politicians 

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Thompson, historian and teacher, writes that parents have shaken up the education landscape: “February has always been a time when blizzards keep blowing across the nation but, too often, it now marks…

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Kern Alexander: Why School Choice Will Never Succeed and Harms Our Society

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Thanks to reader Jon Lubar for bringing this important article by Kern Alexander of the University of Illinois about the dangers of school choice to my attention. It appeared first in the Journal of…

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Why Do Florida’s Legislators Love Privatization? $$$$

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Romano of the Tampa Bay Times tells it straight. Florida’s legislature loves charters and disdains the state’s public schools, where most students are enrolled. ? He writes: ? Here is hell. Here…

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Mercedes Schneider: Another Parents Sues Eva Moskowitz Success Academy for Denying Required Accommodations

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mercedes Schneider read here about Eva Moskowitz’s threat to sue the city of New York for threatening to withhold funding for her pre-k program, as a result of her refusal to sign a…

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William Doyle: The School of the Future

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
William Doyle is a 2015-2016 Fulbright Scholar and award-winning New York Times bestselling author and TV producer from New York City. I have seen the School of Tomorrow. It is a place where…

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