Daily Archives: January 23, 2017

Democrats Ask for Another Chance to Question DeVos, Republicans Say No

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Democrats on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee requested another opportunity to question Betsy DeVos about her financial conflicts of interest, but Republicans quickly rejected their request.  ? She may may…

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Marc Tucker: Why the “Market Theory” of Education Doesn’t Work

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Marc Tucker has more faith in standardized tests than I do, and more faith in the value of  international comparisons based on standardized tests. But despite our disagreements, he has been a thoughtful…

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From the EduShyster blog:   Betsy DeVos’ Alternative Facts 

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
After Betsy DeVos’ rocky confirmation hearing performance, she quickly became fodder for memes and late-night comic commentary. But what ya’ll are missing is that DeVos herself is in on…

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Utah Teacher: Why the SIG Grant Failed in My School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? ? A federally-funded evaluation concluded that the $3.5 Billion spent on School Improvement Grants made no difference. SIG grants were highly punitive, requiring the firing of the principal for starters as an…

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Want To Protect Yourself From A Bear? Betsy DeVos Tells You How.

Mike The Gun Guy™ You knew it was going to happen.  Sooner or later one of Trump’s Cabinet nominees was going to say something so crazy and stupid during a confirmation hearing that the comment would end up becoming the … Continue reading

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Laura Chapman on the Mysterious Non-Evaluation of ED Department Charter Funding

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Laura Chapman, retired educator and crack researcher, comments on the strange case of the millions (billions?) of dollars awarded to charter schools that have never been evaluated as to their use, misuse, or…

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Protecting Public Education Will Be a Challenge under the Trump Administration

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Peter Greene: What Can We Learn from the Failure of the $3.5 Billion SIG Program?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I posted the other day that Arne Duncan’s punitive, data-driven, high-stakes “School Improvement Grants” program did not have any impact on test scores, which was its goal. $3.5 Billion blown away, used to…

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An Open Letter to Senator Lamar Alexander Regarding Betsy DeVos

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
From 1991 to 1993, I worked for Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander in the administration of President George H.W. Bush. I was Assistant Secretary in charge of the Office of Education Research and…

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The Wealth and Deception of Betsy DeVos

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