Daily Archives: February 24, 2017

ALERT from North Carolina!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A notice in my email: Progress NC Action Diane – We’re days away from losing 6 years of NCAA tournaments and the $250 million in economic activity they’ll bring to our cities, counties…

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Betsy, Betsy, Betsy… | Eclectablog

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Mitchell Robinson has posted a new item, ‘Betsy, Betsy, Betsy…’, at Eclectablog… You may view the latest post at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/02/betsy-betsy-betsy.html Source: Betsy, Betsy, Betsy… | Eclectablog

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BREAKING NEWS: NAACP Calls for International Boycott of North Carolina

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
NAACP NATIONAL PRESIDENT CORNELL WILLIAM BROOKS AND NC STATE PRESIDENT AND NATIONAL BOARD MEMBER REV. DR. WILLIAM BARBER TO ANNOUNCE BOYCOTT AT FRIDAY PRESS CONFERENCE AT NC STATEHOUSE The NAACP Board of Directors…

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Who in their right mind thinks improving “failing” schools means defunding then shutting them down? Republicans. | Eclectablog

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Eclectablog has posted a new item, ‘Who in their right mind thinks improving “failing” schools means defunding then shutting them down? Republicans.’, at Eclectablog. You may view the latest…

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Please Help Educate Betsy DeVos!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos repeats the hackneyed and erroneous claims that American public schools are failing. She says the Obama ideas (testing, charters, and accountability) have failed, so she wants to impose…

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Kevin Carey: Researchers “Surprised” by “Dismal Results” from Vouchers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Kevin Carey is the director of education research at the New America Foundation in D.C., a think tank funded by tech magnates. He writes in the New York Times that researchers are reacting…

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Tennessee: Legislators Propose Vouchers for Shelby County, One of Nation’s Most Fiscally Distressed Districts

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A bill was filed in the Tennessee legislature to establish vouchers for students in Shelby County. It would divert $18 million from the district, which is already one of the most fiscally disadvantaged…

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Education Law Center: America’s Most Fiscally Disadvantaged School Districts

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Education Law Center lists the most fiscally distressed districts in the nation. You will note that one of them is Shelby County, Tennessee, where the Gates Foundation and Stand for Children expended…

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Full Transcript of Betsy DeVos’ CPAC Interview with Kayleigh McEnany

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
On February 22, 2017, US ed sec Betsy DeVos participated in an interview with journalist and Trump supporter, Kayleigh McEnany, for the Conservative Political Action Committee (CPAC). Below is the full video followed by…

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DeVos to Conservative Conference: I Will Replace the Bush-Obama Failed Ideas with My Own Failed Ideas

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Betsy DeVos gave a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), explaining that the programs created by George W. Bush and Barack Obama had failed, and she would replace them with her…

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