Daily Archives: February 16, 2016

A Roundup of Commentary on the Eva Video: It Has Gone Viral

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The video taken in the classroom of Success Academy in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, has gone viral. There are more comments on the Internet than I can gather in one post. Here is one…

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Eva’s Video: It’s the Talk of the Nation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Erik Wemple blog in the Washington Post wrote about the infamous Success Academy video, which has gone viral. Wemple interviewed the Metro Editor of the New York Times, Wendell Jamieson. Jamieson rejected…

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Ted Cruz Attacks the U.S. Constitution – Nothing New There

Originally posted on Lloyd Lofthouse:
There is a disturbing trend among Republican Presidential candidates, who are making claims—if elected—that goes against what the Founding Fathers wrote in the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights. For instance, on ABC, Ted…

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What Does Illinois Governor Rauner Have in Common with Martin Shkreli?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Did you know that Governor Bruce Rauner has something in common with that guy who bought the rights to rare drugs and raised the prices sky-high? ? I learned about it from blogger…

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Texas Superintendent of the Year Tells State Board: “I Have Given Up the Testing and Accountability Game”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mary Ann Whiteker, superintendent of the Hudson Independent School District and Texas Superintendent of the Year, told the State Board of Education that she has given up on the “testing and accountability game.”…

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MIT Study: The Big Fail of Vouchers in Louisiana

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I posted this study a month or so ago. But I continue to get inquiries from school board members in states that are considering the adoption of vouchers. I heard today that this…

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Horrifying News: Brits Seeking US Charter Figure to Lead Inspectorate

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bad ideas travel fast. Britain has a conservative government, and its education minister is looking to the US to find a leader for OFSTED. The Sunday Times, owned by Rupert Murdoch, says that…

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Peter Greene: Governor LePage of Maine Appoints Himself as State Commissioner of Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Governor Paul LePage is a Tea Party guy who has twice been elected governor of Maine. He prevailed each time in a three-way split. As Peter Greene notes, Governor LePage is known for…

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Alan Singer: Close Down Success Academy, Now

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Alan Singer, professor at Hofstra University in New York, wrote a column in the Huffington Post calling for the closure of Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy charter chain. ? ? He writes: ? ?…

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Solutions to and Analysis of Louisiana’s Budget Crisis

Originally posted on Crazy Crawfish:
I’ve been seeing numerous 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 is short approximately one billion dollars of general…

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