Daily Archives: August 26, 2016

Jersey Jazzman: The Sick Consequences of Competition

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jersey Jazzman reports on what competition does to schools and communities. A new charter school in Bethlehem, PA., is recruiting students from the public schools by sending out mailers claiming that students who…

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Economic Policy Institute: Making “Whole Child Education” the Norm

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., has published a major paper that describes a new vision for American education. Instead of focusing on goals like raising test scores, which narrows the curriculum…

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“Students Matter” Loses Vergara, Files Lawsuit in Connecticut

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Only hours after losing its lawsuit to block teacher tenure in California, the Silicon Valley-funded “Students Matter”filed a lawsuit in Connecticut, claiming that the state’s restrictions on magnet schools and charter schools discriminated…

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