Daily Archives: January 17, 2017

Kenneth Zeichner: Why Betsy DeVos is Unfit to be Secretary of Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Kenneth Zeichner is Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Washington. He writes here why Betsy DeVos should not be approved for Secretary of Education. ? ? Betsy DeVos is thoroughly unqualified…

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Sara Stevenson: Why School Choice is the Wrong Choice

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Sara Stevenson is the librarian at the O. Henry Middle School in Austin, Texas. She is a prolific writer and is published in the letters column of the Wall Street Journal more than…

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Betsy DeVos’ Planned Remarks – Smoke and Mirrors.

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
As members of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions prepare to question Michigan billionaire, Republican mega-donor, and school choice and voucher zealot Betsy DeVos, her prepared remarks for the committee…

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New Orleans Activists Release Report on Need for Equity

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? A group of researchers, parents, and other activists released a report on the inequitable provision of education in the nearly all-charter district of New Orleans. Their focus was the highest-risk neighborhoods,…

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Research Report on Charters in New Orleans: Spending Up for Administration, Down for Instruction

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Education Research Alliance for New Orleans released a report today that has some troubling implications for those who think charter schools will reduce the cost of schooling by eliminating bureaucratic “bloat.” Back…

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Mercedes Schneider: Betsy DeVos Explains that “Government Sucks” and “More Teachers Need to Be Fired”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? Mercedes Schneider here does a close reading of one of Betsy DeVos’ greatest hits, the speech where she says that government sucks and the way to improve education is to let…

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Michigan: Academic Performance Has Been Declining as “Choice” Increases

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Spurred by the financial clout and political power of the DeVos family, Michigan has embraced choice. A charter advocate wrote earlier to claim that the state has made unparalleled gains, thanks to choice.…

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Betsy DeVos: A Radical Destroying The Cornerstone of America

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Today, the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee will consider the nomination of Betsy DeVos as U.S. Secretary of Education. DeVos and her family have devoted many millions of dollars to…

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BREAKING: Post-Katrina New Orleans Schools Costs More, Admin Salaries a Main Reason

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On January 17, 2017, the Education Research Alliance of New Orleans (ERA) released a report entitled, “Does School Reform Equal Spending Reform?” The short answer is no, and those who push to decentralize a school district…

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My Thoughts on the Presidential Inauguration

We had the election in November. Some people cheered for the results and some cried. On Friday, January 20, 2017, it won’t matter. The next president is being sworn in at 12 noon ET and there is not anything that … Continue reading

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