Daily Archives: October 6, 2016

Trump’s Business Ventures: Hype, Spin, Lies

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The New York Times reviewed Trump’s business ventures over the recent past. Each was announced as the biggest, the best, the greatest, the most. https://www.google.com/amp/mobile.nytimes.com/2016/10/07/us/politics/donald-trump-business-deals.amp.html Hype, spin, lies. Like his promises to being…

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Nancy Bailey: The New, Weird, Bizarre Education Jargon

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Ten years ago, I wrote a book called EdSpeak, which ASCD published. It is sorely in need of updating. Nancy Bailey has the same fascination with words that I do. I hope she…

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Cathy Rubin Asked Me: What if You Were Secretary of Education?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Cathy Rubin interviewed several well-known educators and asked what they would do if they were Secretary of Education. I was one of them. Here is the interview. The interview was conducted about four…

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BREAKING NEWS: US Inspector General Warns of Risks of Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In a remarkable turn of events, the federal Office of Inspector General issued a warning that charter schools posed a risk to the Department of Education’s goals. http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2016-10-05/oig-report-charter-schools-pose-risk-to-education-department-goals The report was released just…

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MA Question 2 Funding Hits $21.7 Million

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On November 08, 2016, Massachusetts voters will be deciding whether or not to lift the cap on the number of charter schools in the state. The ballot measure, known as Question 2, would open the door for…

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Milwaukee Public Schools: Black Lives Matter resolution

Originally posted on Educate All Students: Larry Miller's Blog:
Black Lives Matter, Milwaukee Public Schools Resolution 1516R-001 April 28, 2015 WHEREAS, The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights (1948) boldly declared that, “Education shall be directed to the full…

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Uganda: Profiting on the Backs of the Poor

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
An organization called Bridge International Academies has plans to take over a large part of state education in Africa and replace it with for-profit schools. Free and universal education is a basic human…

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