Daily Archives: January 12, 2017

Peter Greene: Why Some Charter Fans Are Worried About DeVos

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Betsy DeVos is a huge reformer. She has used her gold to clear the way for hundreds of charters in Michigan, 80% of them for-profit, and she has opposed any regulation or supervision…

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John Kuhn: The Great Hoax of Texas’ A-F Grades for School Districts

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Kuhn was the superintendent of the small Perrin-Whitt school district in Texas and was recently named superintendent of schools in Mineral Wells, Texas. He is also one of the best informed, most…

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Mike Klonsky: Showdown in Chicago Over Unstaffed School Library

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? Mike Klonsky tells the sad story of a school in Chicago that lost its librarian to budget cuts. Some parents want to staff the library with volunteers, but the union objects…

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Elizabeth Warren Blasts GOP for Plan to Repeal Obamacare with Nothing to Replace It

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? Senator Elizabeth Warren lambasted Republicans for focusing on repealing Obamacare with no plan to replace it. ? “For eight years, Republicans have complained about health care in America,” Warren opened. “They have…

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Why the Office of Government Ethics Needs Weeks to Investigate Betsy DeVos

Originally posted on deutsch29:
I do not often agree with the New York Times (NYT) editorial opinions on education. However, even they are worried about the financial entanglements of Michigan billionaire and US ed secretary nominee, Betsy DeVos. An excerpt from the…

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My Critique of DeVos in “In These Times”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
You know what I think of Betsy DeVos: she is unqualified to be U.S. Secretary of Education. I was invited to introduce her to readers of “In These Times.” This is what I…

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Zephyr Teachout: Trump is Violating the Constitution

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Just in from  law professor Zephyr Teachout: ? Diane: ? Donald Trump is not selling his businesses. Therefore, he will be violating the foreign bribery/emoluments clause of the Constitution. ? Article I, Section…

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