Monthly Archives: October 2016

Angie Sullivan: The Nevada Achievement School District is Only for Public Schools, Not for Failing Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Nevada imported a woman named Jana Wilcox Lavin to run its “Achievement School District.” She is not an educator. She has a degree in marketing. The Nevada ASD is modeled on Tennessee’s failed…

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Los Angeles: Study Reveals the Real Cost of Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The United Teachers of Los Angeles hired an independent research firm to analyze the true cost of charter schools to the school district. The firm, MGT of America, was free to reach its…

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“Backpack Full of Cash,” a Film That Exposes Corporate Reform, Needs YOUR Help

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Tonight is the second showing of Backful of Cash in Philadelphia. The producers have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the continued showing of the film in other cities and for post-production work.…

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Florida Teacher Faces Dismissal Over Computerized Music Testing

Originally posted on deutsch29:
In Florida, music teachers must administer computerized tests to assess themselves. It is a setup. If students have difficulty with signing onto the computer, or with submitting a response, the teacher assisting these students could be…

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What Kind of a School Fines a Departing Teacher $6,087 for “Liquidated Damages”?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
EduShyster knows the answer: A popular suburban charter school in Massachusetts called the Mystic Valley Regional Charter School. This is a school that was created by a group of friends and families that…

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Troy LaRaviere Warns Boston Teachers About Charters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Troy LaRaviere, award-winning principal in Chicago who was dismissed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for what was probably political reasons (he supported Senator Sanders in the primaries and he is an outspoken critic of…

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Jane Mayer on the James Comey Letter

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jane Mayer of The New Yorker is a careful investigative reporter. Her most recent book is “Dark Money,” which explores the billionaires’ assault on democracy. She wrote a post about James Comey and…

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Jack Hassard: Governor Nathan Deal is a Bully Who Hates Democracy

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jack Hassard, retired science professor, refers to Governor Nathan Deal’s proposed “opportunity school district” as the the “misfortunate school district.” He knows a hustle and a fraud when he sees one. Governor Deal…

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A Free Book on Amazon That Explains the Plot to Privatize Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
You can go to Amazon and click on this link to receive a free pdf of a 40-page report called “Who Controls Our Schools? The Privatization of American Public Education.” It is up-to-date,…

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Trump’s Clever, Risky Plan to Win the Presidency and/or Destroy the Republican Party

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A stunning story in Bloomberg BusinessWeek reveals Donald Trump’s end game: Suppress the Hillary vote. Target certain audiences and bombard them on the Internet with negative stories that discourage them from turning out.…

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