Monthly Archives: August 2016

Alberta Darling Joins Campaign to Elect Racist Buffoon, Donald Trump

Originally posted on Educate All Students: Larry Miller's Blog:
Alberta Darling joins effort to elect racist buffoon, Donald Trump. See Journal Sentinel article at: http://tinyurl.com/h922cfz The most outrageous Donald Trump quotes, ever (Followed by a short history.) Quotes and…

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Larry Miller: Some of Trump’s Most Memorable Lines

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Larry Miller is an editor at Rethinking Schools. He taught in the Milwaukee Public Schools for 17 years. He was elected to the Milwaukee school board in 2009. Governor Scott Walker is doing…

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PDK Annual Poll: Same Old, Same Old

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Phi Delta Kappa released its annual poll today. Nothing new except that Gallup is no longer the polling company. No headlines. The only obvious conclusion: the American public is confused about why we…

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John Oliver Explains Charter Schools

This video is comical and sad.

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It’s Official: NLBR Says Charter Schools Are Not Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Tim Slekar, dean of education at Edgewood College in Wisconsin, alerted me to an important decision by the National Labor Relations Board. The NLRB ruled that charter schools are private schools, not public…

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Leonie Haimson: A Bad Week for the Charter Privateers and Their Orwellian Rhetoric

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Leonie Haimson, parent activist in New York City, crusader for reduced class size and student privacy, lays waste to the charter privateers in this hilarious post! First came the devastating resolution passed by…

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Dear Mayor Emanuel: I resign my position as principal of the #1 rated neighborhood school in Chicago

Originally posted on Troy LaRaviere's blog:
Dear Mayor Emanuel: In 2010 Chicago Magazine ranked Blaine Elementary School as the 16th best elementary school in Chicago, and the 6th best neighborhood school.  After being hired to lead Blaine in the…

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I’m With Her, Literally

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Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
On Sunday, I attended a fund-raising event for Hillary Clinton. I have met her on several occasions in the past, beginning in 1984, when I stayed overnight at the Governor’s mansion in Little…

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Reforms That Stick: How Schools Change

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
There is a strongly-held myth many academics, policymakers, and reformers repeat weekly: schools hardly ever change. Those who believe in this myth often cite the large literature demonstrating failed…

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What Tests and Teachers Cannot Fix in any Schools

Originally posted on Crazy Normal – the Classroom Exposé:
We live in an era where traditional American, community based, democratic, transparent, nonprofit, publicly funded, public schools are starved of funds and even closed while professional, dedicated, hardworking teachers are punished…

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