Daily Archives: November 28, 2016

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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