Daily Archives: September 29, 2016

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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Georgia: Jack Hassard on the Money Behind the Vote to Create a Phony Opportunity School District

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jack Hassard is a Professor Emeritus of Science Education at Georgia State University. A former high school teacher, he usually blogs about science education. But he has seen through the hoax of the…

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Wendy Lecker on That Disappointing Judicial Decision in Connecticut

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Wendy Lecker, civil rights attorney, explains here how disappointing the recent Connecticut funding decision is. “As noted in my previous column, CCJEF trial judge Thomas Moukawsher refused to order the state to ensure…

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Arkansas: Judge Rejects Effort to Block State Takeover of Little Rock Schools, Expansion of Charters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Plaintiffs in Arkansas sued to block the state takeover of Little Rock public schools. Plaintiffs argued that the expansion of charters was racially discriminatory because the public schools are predominantly black, and the…

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Reform Selling Reform: Chiefs for Change Promoting Relay Graduate School of Education

Originally posted on deutsch29:
Chiefs for Change (C4C) is a corporate-reform-promoting organization that began under the direction of Jeb Bush; as of March 2015, C4C is its own nonprofit.  Under Bush, C4C’s membership of state ed superintendents was dwindling. (In…

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Are P-TECH Students College Ready?

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
Perhaps the most overrated school in reformer folklore is the Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-TECH, in Brooklyn, New York. Since opening five years ago, they have been featured in…

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Gary Johnson: Another Aleppo Moment

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
On MSNBC, Chris Mathews asked Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate, who was his favorite world leader. He was silent. Asked again, any country, any continent, he couldn’t think of one. Johnson said, “I’m…

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US Department of Education Releases Another $245 Million for Privatization of Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John King awards $245M to charters incl $8M to the Uncommon Schools charter chain, a chain he previously ran that is known for outrageously high suspension rates. Jersey Jazzman called him the King…

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