Monthly Archives: September 2016

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: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
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…

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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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Don’t Vote for Gary Johnson

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
If you care about public education, don’t vote for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate. Johnson told Politico that he does not believe in public education. He does not understand that the entire community…

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Georg Lind: Standardized Testing is Bad for Education and Bad for Democracy

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Georg Lind is an educational researcher and professor of psychology in a German university who has studied the moral implications of standardized testing. His bio is at the end of this post. He…

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Who Is Mining Your Data? A Guide

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Have you ever wondered who is mining your data? This post aggregates the biggest data mining corporations. http://www.londonworldwide.com/how-your-enemies-can-have-you-attacked-on-data-mining-services-every-time-you-touch-a-keyboard-you-hand-your-opposition-the-tools-of-your-own-destruction/ You will note that only one of them is defunct, dead, gone: inBloom, killed by…

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