Daily Archives: March 22, 2016

The Sinister Madness of “Reform” in Montclair, NJ

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Montclair, NJ, is a suburb of New York City that has long been known for its excellent public schools. In recent years, however, the town has been shaken by a fight over corporate…

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What We Can Learn from Nordic Nations 

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Business Insider has a valuable article that explains who benefits in nations that provide universal social services (as Bernie Sanders recommends): the middle class. The article appeared originally in The Atlantic. Anu Partenan,…

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The One Reason Bernie Sanders is the Best Mainstream Candidate for Parents and Teachers

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Jack Covey Lambastes the California Charter School Association–and His Comment Disappears

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jack Covey is a teacher in Los Angeles and a frequent commenter on this blog. He recently watched a video of the keynote address of Jed Wallace, the CEO and President of the…

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ALEC Relentlessly Cashes in on Kids and their Public Schools

Originally posted on janresseger:
The Chicago and Detroit and Philadelphia school districts are out of money due to political fights in their statehouses. Privatization through charters and vouchers continues to grow.  States adhere to the supply-side theory that prescribes radical…

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How ALEC is Destroying the Public Sector

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jan Resseger, who lives in Ohio, has written s useful summary of ALEC’s direction of state legislation to privatize schools and eliminate the teaching profession. She explains succinctly that ALEC is funded by…

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Laura Chapman on Gates Takeover of Teacher Prep in Massachusetts

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Laura Chapman, retired teacher of the arts and curriculum designer, vastly enriches this blog with her research and insights. In this commentary, she reacts to a post written by Peter Greene about the…

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Rosa: “I Would Opt Out”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Betty Rosa, the newly elected chancellor of the New York Regents, met with reporters after her election.? When asked, she said that if she were a parent and not a member of the…

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Sorry I’ve been away so long. . .

I know some of you are wondering what corner of the earth I dropped off of (or took refuge in).  I’m equally sure there are plenty of people who are glad they don’t have to hear any mor… Source: Sorry … Continue reading

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