Daily Archives: January 13, 2017

The Red Queen – EduShyster

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
The ultimate target of Betsy DeVos’ agenda isn’t teachers unions, or even the *education establishment.* It’s the Democratic Party… By the measures that are supposed to matter, Betsy DeVos’…

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The White House Press Corps Should Stand Up for the First Amendment

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
At his first press conference since last July, Trump dealt with a variety of questions about his plans. Many of the questions were about the dossier that was leaked to the media, alleging…

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State Education Grades vs. Political Parties

On January 12th Diane Ravitch posted an article written by Mineral Wells Texas School Superintendent John Kuhn. John proceeds to blast the newly released “A-F” letter grades for schools in the State of Texas. As part of his article John … Continue reading

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Over 200 Civil Rights Groups Oppose Betsy DeVos to Lead U.S. Secretary of Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights issued a strong statement in opposition to the nomination of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. While the so-called “reformers” like to claim that they are fighting…

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The Myth of “Failed” School Reform, Part 2

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
In 1990, Seymour Sarason published The Predictable Failure of Educational Reform. A decade later, Diane Ravitch’s Left Back:A Century of Failed School Reforms hit booksellers. Now, not a week…

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The Myth of “Failed” School Reform, (Part 1)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Were the “Open Space” schools of the 1960s and 1970s a reform failure?. Instead of self-contained, four-walled classrooms of about 900 square feet holding one teacher and 25 students…

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Pay-to-Play: DeVos Has Funded 10 of 12 Republicans on Senate HELP Committee

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Center for American Progress has researched the many DeVos political action committees and discovered that they have given campaign cash to 10 of the 12 Republicans on the Senate Health,  Education, Labor…

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