Monthly Archives: February 2017

New Study: High School Grades Predict College Success Better than Scores of College Admissions Tests

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This finding has been reported time and again. The best approach to college admissions testing is to make it optional, as nearly 1,000 colleges and universities already do. Or eliminate it. Contact: Allyson…

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Arizona: Online High School,Collects $10 Million Profit in One Year, and DeVos Wants More of Them

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Our new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is very enthusiastic about virtual charter schools, even though the research shows that students don’t learn much while enrolled in them. Apparently, good works mean less…

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Betsy DeVos Hails HBCUs as a Form of “Choice,” Which Outrages Leaders

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Betsy DeVos released a statement praising the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) as a model of choice and hinting not to expect any new federal funds. Leaders were baffled and outraged,…

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@BetsyDeVosED: Yes She Really Said That About Historically Black Colleges Because She Really is That Willfully Dense – Up North Progressive

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Ignorant, insulting, and underhanded are words that best describe Betsy DeVos’s press release about historically black colleges and universities on February 27, 2017. You really have to read the…

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Ads for Scammed Academy Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A former teacher at Success Academy charter schools–let’s call her Jane Doe–decided to use her talents as a graphic designer to create advertisements for the school where she had worked. For some reason,…

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Private school vouchers are the fool’s gold of better education

The following was posted online with the Dallas Morning News.  As a parent who, just this year, pulled his two youngest kids from private schools, I appreciate the rationale behind the relentless push for school vouchers. We all like to … Continue reading

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Texas Kids Whup State Senator From Dallas in Debate About Vouchers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A Texas State Senator debated a group of students from Richardson ISD, and as they say in Texas, the kids gave Sen. Don Huffines a whupping. The students were in grades 7-12. He…

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BustED Pencils Trending News: Vouchers Suck. | BustED Pencils

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
It’s been decades since a bunch of blockheads decided to listen to Milton Friedman’s idea that public education should be funded through a voucher system that allows parents a…

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Donald Trump’s First Speech to Congress and Education: Four Things to Watch – Politics K-12 – Education Week

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
The president’s Tuesday night speech could give the country a glimpse of education’s place among his priorities, or signal that education won’t be a major focus. Source: Donald Trump’s…

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Capitalism is Incapable of Fixing the Rising Level of Inequality & Here’s Why »

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Capitalism is Incapable of Fixing the Rising Level of Inequality & Here’s Why by John Laurits A calculator. A map. A credit card. Your diary, newspaper, camera, computer, TV,…

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