Daily Archives: January 9, 2017

This Press Release Went to Media Nationwide

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? The following press release was sent to radio stations, TV stations, and print media by the Institute for Public Accuracy: ? Ravitch is author of many books, including Reign of Error: The…

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Richard Florida: Did Jane Jacobs Predict the Rise of Trump and the New Dark Age?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Richard Florida, senior editor at The Atlantic, writes here about Jane Jacobs’ 2005 book, Dark age Ahead, and says it is an eerie prediction of the Trump phenomenon. She explains why it happened and…

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A Clear and Present Danger to the Republic

Originally posted on The Soulful Veteran's Blog:
As a U.S. Marine, I came back from the Vietnam War in 1966, and PTSD followed me home like an evil, second shadow, and that PTSD conspired to wreck my life and…

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Message to Trump and DeVos: What Good Businesses Can Teach Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Samuel Abrams, experienced high school teacher, director of the National Center for the Study of Privatizarion in Education, and author of the new book “Education and the Commercial Mindset,” has some good advice…

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John THOMPSON: DeVos Energizes New Push for Vouchers in Oklahoma

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Thompson, historian and teacher, teaches in Oklahoma. ? He writes: ? “National readers will be shocked, shocked, to hear that the nomination of Betsy DeVos marks the beginning of a new school…

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Stop trying to kill public education

Originally posted on Educate All Students: Larry Miller's Blog:
Jack Norman Jan. 4, 2017 MJSentinel Why do school choice advocates want to build quality schools at the expense of public education? The discussion about choice, public and charter schools…

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Matt Wyatt: Invest in Public Schools, Not Charters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Matt Wyatt is president of the school board in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. He knows that the new Republican governor and Republican legislature are eager to launch charter schools, using the same tired promises that…

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Angie Sullivan: Why Nevada Ranks Last in the Nation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Angie Sullivan, second-grade teachers in Clark County, Nevada, wrote the following missive to the state’s legislators and journalists: ? ? Behold! The Nevada Plan! ? http://lasvegas.cbslocal.com/2017/01/06/report-nevada-schools-place-last-in-nation/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter ? The national grade and the grades…

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Mother Crusader: DeVos Family Gave Money to 8 Members of the Committee That Will Vote on Her

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mother Crusader, aka Darcie Cimarusti of New Jersey, knows how to read federal campaign contribution reports. She knows that it has been widely reported that four members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor,…

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The Truth About Testing on the Big Screen

This weekend I sat down to watch a movie with my family. The movie of choice was “Middle School: The Worst Years of my Life” I was watching everything that is wrong with testing and education. Catch phrases like “teaching … Continue reading

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