Daily Archives: January 11, 2017

Marc Tucker, Checker Finn, and the Future of American Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is an interesting discussion about the future of American education, written by Marc Tucker. ? Check out the October 12 edition of Flypaper, The Fordham Institute’s newsletter, and you will find a…

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A Closer Look at the New A -F Grades for Texas Schools

On Friday, January 6, 2017, the Texas Education Agency released preliminary or ‘What if” grades for districts and campuses. In order for me to get a clearer picture, I decided to break down some of the data to a manageable … Continue reading

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CURMUDGUCATION: Plutocrat Romney Endorses DeVos

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
The slightly-cranky voice navigating the world of educational “reform” while trying to still pursue the mission of providing quality education. Source: CURMUDGUCATION: Plutocrat Romney Endorses DeVos Plutocrat Romney Endorses…

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CURMUDGUCATION: Should Devos Make This Argument for Choice?

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
The slightly-cranky voice navigating the world of educational “reform” while trying to still pursue the mission of providing quality education. Source: CURMUDGUCATION: Should Devos Make This Argument for Choice?…

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Philadelphia Disgrace! 8 Librarians for 220 Schools and 134,000 Students

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Do you want to know what is wrong with American education? Look no further than Philadelphia. The city public schools have been a plaything for the city’s rich and powerful. The students are…

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Self-Serving Public Servants – Trump, DeVos and the Rise of the Plutocrats

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
  This election cycle we have witnessed a subtle change to our political landscape – and it’s probably not the one you’re thinking about. ? It’s not that Republicans have gained control of a large chunk…

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Louisiana: Court Rules State-Approved Charters are Unconstitutional

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A major legal blow was struck against charter schools in Louisiana, as a state court ruled they cannot be funded with money intended for public schools, unless they were authorized by districts. Such…

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GQ: A Message for Trump Voters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? This is a video that you should watch, no matter whom you voted for.  ? When you watch it, think about Trump tweeting about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ratings on “The Celebrity Apprentice.”…

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Mercedes Schneider: The “Friends of Betsy DeVos” is One PR Man

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
https://deutsch29.wordpress.com/2017/01/07/ed-patru-friend-of-and-mouthpiece-for-betsy-devos/ ? Mercedes Schneider noticed a strange phenomenon: whenever a news reporter went in search of a friendly comment about Betsy DeVos, for balance, the quote almost always came from the same person:…

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More Questions for Billionaire Betsy

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? Here are some great questions that Senators should pose to Betsy DeVos at her hearings on January 11. ? http://badassteachers.blogspot.com/2017/01/ten-questions-for-betsy-devos-by-russ.html ? The questions were written by literacy expert Russ Walsh.

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