Daily Archives: January 26, 2017

Senators Flooded with Anti-DeVos Calls, But GOP Senators Holding Firm Behind Incompetent Nominee

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Politico reports that Betsy DeVos is the single most unpopular Cabinet choice made by Trump, as judged by the numbers of calls and emails coming to senators. ? It appears that all the…

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The Onion: Jimmy Carter Asks Why He Was Forced to Sell the Family Peanut Farm

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This article appeared in The Onion, but it is so close to truth that it might as well have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, or the Washington Post.…

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Entire Top Management Team at State Department Resigns

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Washington Post reports that the entire top management team at the State Department resigned today rather than work for Trump and Tillerson. This is unprecedented. ? ? “It’s the single biggest simultaneous…

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An Interview with Julian Vasquez Heilig: Charter Schools Don’t Serve Black Children Well

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Joan Richardson of Phi Delta Kappan interviews scholar Julian Vasquez Heilig about opposition to charter schools by the NAACP and other civil rights groups. ? He explains that the Trump administration will try…

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Mercedes Schneider: The Secrets of Highly Intelligent Cheaters

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mercedes Schneider discovered that there are websites where cheaters share their secrets and boast about the ploys they have used to get grades for themselves or others that were undeserved. ? Her post…

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Peter Greene’s Favorite Bloggers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I don’t know how Peter Greene finds the time to teach (his day job), read reports from government and thinky tanks, and write brilliant posts. ? To stay informed about education everywhere in…

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Chicago: Lawsuit Filed Against Gulen School, Charges of Fraud

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Lawyers for the government of Turkey filed a lawsuit against the Gulen Concept schools in Chicago, claiming that public money was misspent for private gain. At a time when money for public schools…

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We Live Here: A neighborhood school on the brink of closure | From “State of Opportunity” on Michigan Public Radio

Over the last 15 years, cities across the country have faced wave after wave of school closures. Places like Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia “We Live Here” – a radio b… Source: We Live Here: A neighborhood school on the … Continue reading

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Jerry Brown Blasts Trump’s “Alternate Universe of Non-Facts”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mother Jones posted an article that includes California Governor Jerry Brown’s State of the State message, which is a direct response to Trump’s Brave New World of alternative facts, sycophancy, and censorship. ?…

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More About the Demand for “1984” Since the Election

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The publisher is rushing an additional printing of 1984. The book went to #1 on amazon. It is essential for understanding the moment we are in. ? Almost 70 years after “1984” was first…

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