Daily Archives: February 10, 2017

What I Said in Texas

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
On Monday, I was in Commerce, Texas, to speak at Texas A&M’s campus there. I met some wonderful Texans and was treated royally by President Ray Keck and Vice President Noah Nelson. I…

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A Closer Look at the Appeals Court Ruling Freezing Trump’s Immigration Ban

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a very informative article about the 29-page opinion handed down yesterday by a unanimous three-judge panel. This decision was meant to let Trump know that we have a government in which…

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Barbara Miner: If You Care about Public Schools and Democracy, Beware of DeVos’ Vouchers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Barbara Miner is a veteran journalist based in Milwaukee, where she writes often about the stat’s disastrous voucher plan. In 2013, she published a book called “Lessons from the Heartland: A Turbulent Half-Century…

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CURMUDGUCATION: DeVos Staying The Course

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
The slightly-cranky voice navigating the world of educational “reform” while trying to still pursue the mission of providing quality education. Source: CURMUDGUCATION: DeVos Staying The Course DeVos Staying The…

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Peter Greene: Here Comes Another Union-Busting Lawsuit

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene writes about the filing of another lawsuit in California whose purpose is to defund teachers’ unions. http://curmudgucation.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-new-friedrichs-anti-union-case.html Last time around, it was the Friedrichs’ case, which lost on appeal, went to…

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Mother Jones on Betsy DeVos’ Sheltered Background (and More)

Originally posted on deutsch29:
In January 2017, Mother Jones originally published an article entitled, “Betsy DeVos Wants to Use America’s Schools to ‘Build God’s Kingdom.’” It has since been updated. I did not read the original article; however, I am intrigued…

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