Daily Archives: November 2, 2016

New York: Parent Opt-Out Leaders Target Legislators Who Oppose Public Education in their Own Districts

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The parent leaders of New York state’s powerful Opt Out movement are taking the next step in their campaign to protect their children and their schools: they are supporting challengers to their own…

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The KKK Is Working To Get Out The Vote — For Donald Trump

Originally posted on Educate All Students: Larry Miller's Blog:
 Huffington Post Black Voices 11/1/16 With just a week until Election Day, the Ku Klux Klan appears to be ramping up its effort to get GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump into the…

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Utah State Board Has a Terrible Idea: Base Teacher Pay on Evaluations

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
We know that teacher evaluation is not a science. Either it relies on principal judgment or peer judgment or both, which are subjective; or it relies on test scores, which are “objective,” but…

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John H. Jackson: Why is School Choice the Black Choice?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Anthony Cody posted a stunning two-minute video from a discussion at Howard University about school choice. The host Roland Martin is a strong supporter of school choice. But Dr. John H. Jackson, president…

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The Dangerous Awakening of the Dormant Monster of White Supremacy

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Robin Darling Young, a native of Hampton, Virginia, writes in Commonweal magazine about the frightening possibility that Trump has rekindled the spirit of white nationalism and race hatred that she knew so well…

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New Study: Chicago Public Schools Outperform Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A new study demonstrates that charter schools in Chicago get worse results than Chicago’s much-maligned public schools. Here is the abstract of the study by Myron Orfield and Thomas Luce: “Charter schools have…

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