Monthly Archives: September 2016

Eclectablog: The Three Things That Should Never Be Privatized

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Chris Savage of Eclectablog writes about the disasters of privatization in Michigan. There are at least three public services, he says, that should never be privatized: Healthcare, education, and prisons. Why? Because the…

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Governor Jerry Brown Vetoes Bill to Establish Minimal Charter Accountability

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I confess that I once believed that Governor Jerry Brown of California would be a great friend to public education. I was wrong. Jerry Brown is in the pockets of the powerful charter…

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EduShyster Interviews Editor of Boston African-American

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
EduShyster (aka Jennifer Berkshire) interviews Yawu Miller, editor of Boston’s Bay State Banner, about charters and Question 2, the November referendum on lifting the cap. http://edushyster.com/tag/bay-state-banner/ Miller is not anti-charter. Nor is he…

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MA Receives $12.5 Million from Feds to Expand Charters– Before Public Votes on the Issue

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On November 08, 2016, voters in Massachusetts will decide whether or not to lift the state’s charter cap. To date, almost $20 million has been spent on this ballot item, called Question 2, with most of…

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Nancy Bailey: TFA is Undermining the Teaching Profession Yet Collects Hundreds of Millions in Corporate Gifts

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Nancy Bailey expresses her astonishment that corporations and universities continue to fund TFA even though there is no evidence for its efficacy. By sending inexperienced teacher aides to replace veteran teachers, they are…

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Jane K. Marshall: Is Donald Trump Running for President of the Class?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The following comment reflects a teacher’s view of Donald Trump. She thinks he is running because he wants to be the most popular boy, the one who always wins. She thinks he is…

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Bankers and Teachers: Scandals and Accountability (Part 2)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Part 1 described how Wells Fargo bank and the Atlanta public schools defrauded large numbers of customers and students. At the bank, over 5,000 employees were fired. The bank’s…

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What Jeb Bush’s Group Said About the Nevada Voucher Decision

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In the previous post, I pointed out that the Nevada Supreme Court overruled the funding of vouchers. Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education hailed the same decision as a major step towards…

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Breaking News: Nevada Supreme Court Blocks Funding of Voucher Program

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Nevada Supreme Court blocked the funding of the state’s sweeping voucher program, which would have given money to every student to spend anywhere. Despite the total absence of any evidence for the…

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Los Angeles: Charter Teachers Protest Big-Spending Principal

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
El Camino Real Charter High School used to be a public school. It was always a good school. But now it’s embroiled in a financial scandal because its principal used the school credit…

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