Daily Archives: February 26, 2016

Pennsylvania: State Budget CrisisMay Cause Mass School Closings

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The governor and legislature have been deadlocked for months over the state budget. The schools will run out of money in a few weeks or months. ? Mark Miller, president of the Pennsylvania…

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EduShyster: Remind Me, What Are Charters For?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
EduShyster attended a school board meeting in Brockton, Massachusetts. That town is home to Brickton High School, which has received national attention for its dramatic, teacher-led turnaround. ? State officials came to the board…

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Peter Greene: Why John King Is the Right Choice

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene supports John King as Secretary of Education. ? King believes in Obama’s policies. Just like Duncan. ? Greene reviews his signal accomplishments.

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Republican Debate: Trump Deflated

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I confess that I didn’t watch the Republican debate. I went to dinner with my brother who lives in Florida instead (I am visiting for the weekend).  I am not sure I would…

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Checker Finn Outraged by David Denby’s Admiration for Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a sad story. From 1981 to 2009, nearly 30 years, Checker Finn was one of my closest friends. He was like a brother. Our families were close, and we almost telecommunicated…

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NBC News: Students Fall Behind in Virtual Charters; For-Profits Rip Off Taxpayers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
NBC News has caught on to one of the biggest hoaxes of the corporate reform movement: the failure of virtual charter schools. About 200,000 students are currently enrolled in virtual charters. The attrition…

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John Sheffield for New York Board of Regents

Originally posted on deutsch29:
Below is a guest post by Yvonne Gasperino, co-founder of Stop Common Core in New York State. Gasperino composed this post, an effort to feature John Sheffield, candidate for the New York Board of regents, at my…

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No, You Cannot Test My Child

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Dear Local Education Authority (LEA), State Education Authority (SEA), and Federal Education Bureaucrat (FEB?), We are rapidly approaching the annual state mandated testing ritual in public school, and it has become evident that…

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