Daily Archives: September 14, 2016

I Am Taking a Paycut to Begin my 29th Year…

In April 2013 I wrote two articles regarding the lack of contribution to the TRS-Activecare medical insurance premiums. The articles brought lots of attention to the situation. The articles did serve as a catalyst to changing from Blue Cross-Blue Shield … Continue reading

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Rhode Island: Teacher Beats House Majority Leader!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Rhode Island voters elected several progressive candidates to the legislature. Most startling was that a public school teacher in Providence beat the House Majority leader! The votes were close, but a victory is…

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Esquire Blogger: Charter Schools are a Vehicle for Graft and Profit

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Charles Pierce is an incisive blogger for Esquire. Whenever he writes about schools, he is right on. In this post, he warns people in Massachusetts against a Question 2, which would expand the…

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Eric Sheninger: Governor Christie’s Guide to Destroying a Great Public School System

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Eric Shininger is a principal in New Jersey. He comes from a family of educators. He is appalled by Governor Chris Christie’s continual attacks on educators who have dedicated their lives to children.…

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Nancy Bailey: Beware of PBS’s “School of the Future”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Nancy Bailey watched advance promotional material for PBS’s “School of the Future,” and she is fearful that it will be a sales pitch for digital learning. She writes: “On Wednesday, Sept. 14, 9…

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Mercedes Schneider: Will the Waltons Buy the Public Schools of Massachusetts?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Wow! I have seen billionaires put money into elections on behalf of charter schools around the country, but this one takes the cake. Alice Walton and Jim Walton of Arkansas really want Massachusetts…

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Valerie Strauss: Why Did Donald Trump Give His Big Education Speech in a State with Multiple Charter Scandals?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Valerie Strauss found many ironies in Donald Trump’s decision about where to give his big education policy speech. To begin with, he parroted Jeb Bush’s line about public schools as a government monopoly.…

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