Daily Archives: March 24, 2016

Why We Need the “Public” in Public Education

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Without undervaluing any other human agency, it may be safely affirmed that the Common School, improved and energized, as it can easily be, may become the most effective and benignant of all the…

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Chicago Teachers Union Votes for a “Day of Action” on April 1

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Frustrated by ongoing budget cuts, layoffs, and the Chicago school board’s support for privatization, the Chicago Teachers Union voted overwhelmingly to take a “Day of Action” on April 1.  ? The union has…

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New York: Teachers Speak Out, and Parent Applauds

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A parent in New York asked me to recognize the wisdom and courage of the district’s teachers. I am glad to do so and to place the Corning Teachers’ Association on the honor…

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Is Commissioner Pam Stewart of Florida a Serial Child Abuser?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In this post, Valerie Strauss recounts the sordid history of Florida’s State Superintendent, Pam Stewart, who tries to force severely disabled children to take standardized state tests. ? One of them, Ethan Radiske,…

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Ohio’s Disgraceful Charter Sector 

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Stephen Dyer of Innovation Ohio reports on the latest comparisons between charters and public schools. “Here are the toplines: “72.5 percent of all state charter funding went to charters that DO NOT outperform…

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Ohio: Districts Demand Return of Millions Allotted to “Parasitical” Charter Industry

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
William Phillis of the Ohio Coalition for Equity and Adequacy, has been tracking the movement by school districts to bill the state for money lost to charters. Ohio has many charters rated D…

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EduShyster: TFA’s Perplexing Diversity Dilemma

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In this post, EduShyster interviews Teach for America alumna-turned-academic Terrenda White. She joined TFA in the early 2000s. CNN followed her around during her first year of teaching, presumably to show how successful…

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TFA Cannot Downsize Itself Free of Alumni Concerns– Especially Diversity Displacement

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On March 21, 2016, education historian and activist, Diane Ravitch, posted a communication dated March 17, 2016,  from “a current high-level administrative employee at Teach for America.” The big news is that TFA will be cutting…

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