Daily Archives: September 19, 2016

Jennifer Rubin: The GOP Died This Weekend

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Washington Post brought on Jennifer Rubin as its columnist to represent the conservative point of view. She has been a reliable voice from the right. But she cannot stomach Donald Trump’s lies…

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Laurene Powell Jobs Gives Away $100 Million to Reinvent High Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Laurene Powell Jobs has given away $100 million to 10 schools, with the goal of reinventing the high school. Ms. Jobs is the widow of Steve Jobs, the legendary co-founder of Apple. She…

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Arizona: Charter Chain Accused of Teaching Religion

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A charter chain in Arizona is being sued in federal court for allowing the teaching of religion in school. One of the board members of the chain is a son of a member…

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Peter Greene: What This Election Means for Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene reflects here on the likely outcome of this election for the nation’s public schools, which enroll nearly 50 million children. If Trump is elected, we know what to expect: Trump’s burning…

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Megan Tompkins-Stange: Why Should Bill Gates Decide How Our Children Should Be Educated?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Megan Tompkins-Stange recently wrote a book (Policy Patrons: Philanthropy, Education Reform and the Politics of Influence) about her study of certain big foundations. I posted EduShyster’s interview with her. She writes here about…

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Jeff Bryant: Why School Choice Does Not Help Students of Color

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jeff Bryant writes here about a well-known phenomenon: School choice promotes self-segregation. Donald Trump and the entire Republican party supports school choice. The irony is that Secretary of Education John King, like Arne…

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Here is Trump’s Education Ad for TV

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Donald Trump’s campaign released an ad to show how unlimited choice would “make America great again.” If every parent could choose to send their child to a religious school, a charter school, a…

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Rocketship is a gross place

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Allies Should Work Together, But Not Everyone Agrees

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jim Horn has a website called “Schools Matter.” He opposes corporate reform, as I do. I have never met him. I hear he doesn’t like me. I don’t know why. I thought we…

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Politifact Compares Trump and Clinton on Veracity (Who Tells the Truth or Lies?)

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Politifact is a nonpartisan website that monitors candidates’ statement for truthfulness. It evaluates their claims and keeps a running record. Here is the evaluation of Hillary Clinton. Seventy-two percent of her statements are…

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