Daily Archives: September 6, 2016

Karin Klein: Why Reformers Were Wrong about Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Karin Klein wrote education editorials for the Los Angeles Times for years. She now writes freelance, and she wrote this sensible article for the LA Times. So-called reformers have advocated their view that…

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OUTRAGE: How the DeVos Family Paid the Michigan GOP to Block Charter Accountability

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Okay, maybe you can’t be shocked anymore to learn that billionaires have bought politicians. Still, when you read this article in the Detroit Free Press, I think you will be as outraged as…

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NEWS: Democrats for Education Reform Will Back Some Democrats (But Only if They Support Charters)

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a striking story about a group called Democrats for Education Reform, known as DFER. It was created in 2005 by hedge fund managers Whitney Tilson and John Petry. They held their…

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This Shouldn’t Bother Me, But It Does: The Education Marketplace

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I have trouble thinking of K-12 education as a marketplace. But that’s just me. I know that the textbook and testing industries have their marketplaces. Now there is a new marketplace where investors…

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Trump Tells the American Legion He Will Require Schools to Teach Patriotism

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Donald Trump spoke recently to the American Legion and promised that he would restore the teaching of patriotism in American schools. No one can say anymore that he never mentions public schools. A…

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Dr. Nicholas Kardaras on the $60 Billion Hoax

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Dr. Nicholas Kardaras is a licensed psychotherapist and a specialist on children’s screen addiction. In this article in TIME magazine, he asserts that the schools’ investment of $60 billion in new technology benefits…

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In Honor of Labor Day: The National Labor Relations Board Decides that Charter Schools are not Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
You know this story already, as it was decided a few days ago, but it is nice to see the headline in the Washington Post: National Labor Relations Board decides charter schools are…

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Must Watch: Bernie Sanders on “Meet the Press” Today

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Take 8 minutes and watch Senator Bernie Sanders explain on NBC’s “Meet the Press” what is happening to his movement now and what comes next. Watch here.

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A Story to Make You Feel Good Today

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a story that went viral. I won’t tell you what it is. It is about kindness and tenderness. Teachers, principals, parents, grandparents: You will get it.

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Kevin Drum Read the FBI Report on Hillary Clinton’s Emails

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Kevin Drum writes here in Mother Jones about the celebrated Hillary Clinton emails. Unlike most of us, he actually read the full report. He identifies the most interesting of the emails. One of…

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