Daily Archives: January 5, 2017

Supreme Court Will Review IEP Requirements

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? This article appeared on Supreme Court blog. ? The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act gives federal funds to states that agree to offer a “free appropriate public education” (FAPE) to children…

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House Republicans Revive Obscure Rule to Eliminate Government Employees

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Washington Post reports that House Republicans have revived an obscure rule that enables them to target individual federal employees by reducing their pay to $1. ? “House Republicans this week reinstated an…

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Stephen Henderson: Betsy DeVos Twists Facts to Advance Her Privatization Agenda

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Stephen Henderson is the editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press. He is not anti-charter; his own children attend a Detroit charter school. He is opposed to lies and propaganda. He has…

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Questions for Billionaire Betsy DeVos on Her Confirmation Hearings on January 11

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Senate committee hearings on the nomination of billionaire Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education are scheduled for January 11 in the Dirksen Office Building. ? She has made campaign contributions to four members…

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DeVos and the Charter Fraud in Michigan: $1 Billion Down the Drain

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Michigan has one of the worst charter sectors in the nation, according to the Detroit Free Press, which conducted a year-long investigation of charters in the state. The people of Michigan pay $1…

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The Rotten State of Charter Schools in Michigan: A For-Profit Bonanza, Sponsored by the DeVos Family

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The confirmation hearings for Billionaire Betsy are scheduled to begin on January 11. It is assumed that she will breeze through because the DeVos family gives so much money to Republican politicians. That…

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Klein ISD Superintendent Explains A-F School Grading Law

 

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Why Schools Should NOT Be Run Like Businesses

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
America loves business. ? We worship the free market. Nothing is more infallible – not reason, not morals, not even God. ? Money is the true measure of success – the more you have, the better…

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James Harvey: We Do Not Spend More than Other Nations on Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
James Harvey is executive director of the National Superintendents Roundtable. See their excellent report “The Iceberg Effect,” which put international comparisons of schools into a broad context. ? He commented today, in response to…

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