Monthly Archives: March 2016

Scalia’s Death Decides the Friedrichs’ Case in Favor of the Teachers’ Unions

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered a 4-4 decision on the case of Friedrichs vs. California Teachers Association. Fredrichs wanted to receive the benefits of collective bargaining without paying dues to the union.…

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Paul Thomas: How Formal Schooling Kills Literacy

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Paul Thomas describes how he learned to read. His parents read to him, encouraged him to read, and played games that involved thinking and literacy. When he entered school, he could read fluently.…

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Oakland: District in Turmoil Under Broadie Superintendent

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A few days ago, John Thompson wrote a post about the Broadie superintendents, referring both to the one in Oklahoma City and to a story in the New York Times about the new…

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Shocking Report: Kevin Johnson’s Self-Aggrandizing and Profitable Control of Sacramento

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Last night I posted a story about new allegations of sexual molestation of minors by Kevin Johnson, mayor of Sacramento, husband of Michelle Rhee, and former basketball superstar. ? This story by an…

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More Accusations of Sexual Abuse Against Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
More women have come forward to accuse Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson of sexually molesting them when they were teenagers. Two were students in Johnson’s charter school, St. Hope. Johnson is the husband of…

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Eva Moskowitz’s Pre-K Crusade and Her Not-So-Airtight Legal Argument

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
In March 2014, New York State lawmakers passed a bill pertaining to universal pre-Kindergarten for the state and especially New York City. Success Academies CEO Eva Moskowitz is in a twist over NYC Mayor…

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Part 5-Summit Rainier Teachers Integrating Technology: World Studies

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
The young, slim teacher stands on the chair in the middle of the classroom to be heard above ninth grade students clustered in the four corners of the portable…

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North Carolina Teacher: We Need Your Help!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The following comment was posted on the blog on Saturday. I won’t add the teacher’s name but you can find it if you search the comments. ? ? She writes: ? “As a…

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Chicago: Why UNO Charters Fought Public Audits

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Chicago Sun-Times reported the results of its battle to gain access to the financial records of the UNO charter chain. UNO fought to keep its records secret, claiming they were a “private”…

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British Teachers Fight Privatization Plan

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Minister of Education Nicky Morgan has proposed turning all British schools into “academies,” akin to our charter schools. She has decided that removing all schools from local control will improve them. ?…

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