Daily Archives: March 7, 2016

WARNING! Connecticut Considers Bill to Erode Local Control

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jonathan Pelto, a former legislator in Connecticut, warns about proposed legislation that would allow the state to take control of local schools, without regard to wishes of local school board. ? He writes:…

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My Review of “The Prize” and “Mission High” in the New York Review of Books

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I reviewed Dale Russakoff’s “The Prize” and Kristen Rizga’s “Mission High” in the current issue of the New York Review of Books.  ? Both authors spent four years embedded in the place and…

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Call for Investigation of Gulen Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
California BATS are calling for an investigation of the Gulen charter chain. They invite people to sign their petition. Their post includes a list of Gulen schools, which have different names in  different…

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John White Is Subsidizing Voucher Schools– and Being Called Out by BESE

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
On September 01, 2014, the Baton Rouge Advocate published an article entitled, “Cristo Rey Considers Starting School in Baton Rouge.” Cristo Rey is a national chain of Catholic high schools that cater to inner-city students,…

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Warning Connecticut – They are coming for your school and your democratic rights!

Originally posted on Poetic Justice:
Reblogged from Wait What? by Jon Pelto. Please read and contact your legislators here in CT. Please email your testimony by 8 am tomorrow…… This is a stealth attack on our children. WARNING Connecticut –…

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What WALL-E Teaches Us About Adaptive and Personalized Learning (David Wiley)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
David Wiley (@opencontent) is co-founder and chief academic officer of Lumen Learning. This post appeared in EdSurge February 24, 2016. ? One hundred years from now, Earth is an…

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Every Bill Proposed by La. House Ed Chair Nancy Landry Supports Test-Driven, Corporate Reform

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
Nancy Landry (R-Lafayette) is the chair of Louisiana’s 2016 House Education Committee, and every piece of legislation that she has proposed to date for the 2016 regular session intends to either extend…

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Extending school days and year will continue flux in DCPS

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Christopher Lubienski: New Studies on Vouchers Show Harm to Students

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Christopher Lubienski is a professor of educational policy, organization, and leadership at the College of Education at the University of Illinois. He has written extensively about markets and schools. His most recent…

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Lindsay Wagner: Inside a Voucher School in North Carolina

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Lindsay Wagner, veteran education writer in North Carolina, visited a small rural church school that enrolls students whose tuition is paid with taxpayer-funded vouchers. ? If you like schools with no standards, curriculum,…

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