Daily Archives: March 23, 2016

Breaking: Pennsylvania Has a Budget!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Governor Tom Wolf and the Pennsylvania legislature have been deadlocked over the state budget for months. Public schools are near bankruptcy. Some borrowed money to stay open, incurring heavy interest debt. ? But…

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Mate Wierdl: The Fallacy of Corporate Reform

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mate Wierdl is a professor of mathematical sciences at the University of Memphis.? He writes: “There’s absolutely no reason to get into arguments over the reformers’ way of doing things (technology, standardized tests).…

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Florida: How Charters Cleaned Up in the Closing Hours of the Legislative Session

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Paula Dockery, a former Republican legislator in Florida, explains how last-minute legislative maneuvering enables special interests to cram their priorities into overstuffed bills and into law. The writing of a bill in the…

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Anthony Cody: A Sneak Perk at NPE in April

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Anthony Cody is excited about the April conference of the Network for Public Education, and he explains why here. ? He writes: ? “There is less than a month to go before the…

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The Real Donald Trump

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Donald Trump met with the editorial board of the Washington Post. They asked him tough questions. What came through was the real Donald Trump. Self-absorbed, superficial, narcissistic, ill-informed, cocky, and–although he likes to…

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Alabama: Why Is StudentsFirst Spending Freely in Our State?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Michelle Rhee was a failure in D.C.: despite nearly nine years of Rhee-Henderson policy, it remains one of the nation’s lowest-scoring districts. Rhee created StudentsFirst, funneled money to hard-right a Republicans, then supposedly…

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Part 4: Summit Prep Charter Teachers Integrating Technology–World Studies

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Any high school teacher who has taught 9th graders and seniors can quickly list the differences in teaching 15 and 18 year-olds. One of the tasks of teaching 9th…

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Carol Burris: The Coming Collapse of Corporate Reform in New York

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carol Burris, executive director of the Network for Public Education, has been active in the resistance to New York’s state’s reliance on high-stakes testing for several years. As a high school principal, she…

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