Monthly Archives: November 2016

Gary Rubinstein: What TFA Said about the DeVos Appointment

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Gary Rubinstein entered teaching via Teach for America, but unlike most TFA recruits, he made teaching his career. He is also TFA’s most incisive critic, sometimes a critical friend, other times a critic…

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In Michigan, under GOP (DeVos) Rule, Teachers’ Pensions are on the Table

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
GOP state leaders in Michigan are warning that they plan to find a “solution” to the problem of teachers’ pensions. This is the DeVos legislature, commanded by Republicans who salute when the  DeVos…

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The Essential Selfishness of School Choice

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
Say your friend Sheila invites you over to her house. Sheila has just made a fresh pumpkin pie. She offers you a slice. You politely refuse, but she insists. She hands you the knife so you…

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Top 10 Reasons School Choice is No Choice

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
On the surface of it, school choice sounds like a great idea. Parents will get to shop for schools and pick the one that best suits their children. Oh! Look, Honey! This one has an exceptional…

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Steven Singer: Top Ten Reasons School Choice is No Choice

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Steven Singer, who teaches in Pennsylvania, lists the top ten reasons why school choice is no choice.  ? Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos believe that school choice is the best possible education ponies,…

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Detroit Free Press: How the DeVos Family Bought the Michigan GOP and Stiffed the Children of Detroit

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Stephen Henderson, editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press, wrote a blistering article about the DeVos family’s purchase of the Republican members of the Michigan legislature in return for their abandonment of…

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Secretary of Privatization

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
For almost 16 years, across two administrations of different parties, America’s teachers have watched federal education officials embrace destructive policies.  President George W. Bush ushered in the era of test and punishment based…

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Jay Mathews of the Washington Post Interviews Me about Charters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
You might find this interesting.  ? Jay Mathews has been writing for the Washington Post for many years. He is a big fan of charter schools. He wrote a book about KIPP. He…

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Why DFER’s Shavar Jeffries Must Support Ed Sec Betsy DeVos

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On November 17, 2016, the corporate reform pseudo-Democratic organization, Democrats for Education Reform (DFER) President Shavar Jeffries released a statement strongly discouraging any Democrat from accepting the position of US secretary of education under President-elect Donald…

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Betsy DeVos is Trumps nominee for Education Secretary. Her Game Plan is to make all public schools private.

Originally posted on Educate All Students: Larry Miller's Blog:
Let there be no confusion. Betsy DeVos  strives for the end to public education and replacing it with vouchers, or as it has been called for by some in Wisconsin,…

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