Daily Archives: February 27, 2017

Staff at Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy Question Her Support for DeVos and Trump

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Politico wrote about a letter that the staff at Success Academy charter schools wrote to their peerless leader Eva Moskowitz, complaining about her open support for Trump and DeVos, although she publicly claimed…

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Mercedes Schneider: Betsy DeVos Will Use D.C. Power to Force Vouchers Down Your Throat

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Here is a paradox. Congress wrote a new law called “Every Student Succeeds Act,” late in 2015, loaded with limits on the power of the Secretary of Education. Both parties were fed up…

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Glen Ford: DeVos, Trump, Booker, Obama: Enemies of Public Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Glen Ford, executive editor of Black Agenda Report, is a fierce critic of corporate education reform. He is equally hard on Democrats and Republicans who have sold out their schools to satisfy rightwing…

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Glen Ford Explains Corey Booker, Howard Fuller, and the Corporate Assault on Public Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Journalist Glen Ford explains and eviscerates the corporate education movement. He shows how black leaders like Corey Booker joined the rightwing effort to destroy the key pillars of progressivism: unions and public education.…

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Mitchell Robinson: Some Advice for Betsy DeVos

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mitchell Robinson, a professor of music education, realizes that DeVos has been off to a rocky start. He has some advice to help her improve on the job. First he tries to explain…

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Carol Burris: How Charter Schools Use Money and Political Clout to Take Over Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carol Burris writes here about the struggle between the parents of the John Wister Elementary School in Philadelphia and the rich, powerful Mastery Charter Chain, which longed to take control of Wister. Philadelphia…

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Peter Greene: Betsy Drew the Wrong Lesson from the Failure of Obama and Duncan

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene read Betsy DeVos’s speech to CPAC and realized that she totally misunderstood why Obama and Duncan’s reforms failed. It wasn’t because they spent money. It was because they spent money on…

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SomeDAM Poet: How to Spell DeVos

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
When the Trump administration put out the news that DeVos and Sessions disagreed on protecting the rights of transgender students, some were skeptical in light of the well-known DeVos family history of finding…

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Price Tag for Trump Voucher Program Publicized March 13th?

Originally posted on deutsch29:
When Donald Trump announced that his $20 billion “plan to provide school choice to every disadvantaged student in America” on September 08, 2016, at an Ohio charter school itself having low grades by the state’s standards,…

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How Betsy DeVos Could Fail

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Betsy DeVos has been Secretary of Education for less than three weeks, but her tenure as the custodian of federal education law and policy promises to be as stormy as her confirmation process. …

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