Daily Archives: October 10, 2016

Larry Lee: Public Education is Under Attack in Alabama: Help Us!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Larry Lee is one of the staunchest supporters of public schools in Alabama. A few years ago, he criss-crossed the state and identified 10 rural schools that were doing everyday miracles for their…

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What Trump and Hillary are not talking about in the Sniffling Presidential Debates

Originally posted on Crazy Normal – the Classroom Exposé:
The one issue that should be on every parents mind and the presidential candidates is what’s known as the alleged “school to prison” pipeline, and how to deal with this issue…

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John Oliver Summarizes the Last Three Days of the 2016 Campaign: Hilarious!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is another priceless John Oliver review, this one about the last few days of the increasingly disgusting election campaign. As he says at the outset, he taped it just before the “debate,”…

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Washington State High Court Refuses to Cancel $100,000 a Day Fine for Legislative Inaction on School Funding

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Washington Supreme Court ordered the legislature to come up with a plan to fund the state’s public schools fairly. The legislature has taken a few steps but has failed to comply with…

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A Personal Letter to a Persistent Charter Advocate

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a letter to a reader who frequently sends comments defending the privatization of public schools in Massachusetts. On some days, he sends 3-5 comments, filled with references to studies that support…

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School Choice Barbecued Cajun Style

Originally posted on tultican:
Mercedes Schneider’s newest book continues her legacy of scholarship and philosophical prescience.  In School Choice; The End of Public Education? she documents and explains many facets of the issue. Three glaring problems with “school choice” as…

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Massachusetts Court: School Choice Is Not a “Civil Right”

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
On October 06, 2016, Massachusetts education blogger, Jennifer Berkshire, posted that the Massachusetts Superior Court had tossed a lawsuit arguing that raising the charter school cap was an issue of student civil…

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Dilbert Explains How VAM Really Works

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
It takes a comedian or a cartoonist to explain the nutty world of education reform. Check out this great cartoon by Dilbert, giving a fast explanation of the idiocy of VAM. Enjoy! PS:…

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