Monthly Archives: March 2017

Carol Burris: The Secrets of Arizona’s High-Performing Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carol Burris has been conducting an investigation of charter schools in many states, beginning with her series on California. In this post, she analyzes the remarkable test scores of certain high-performing charter schools…

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North Carolina’s Largest Voucher School Embroiled in Financial Scandal, Files Incomplete Returns

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Veteran journalist Lindsay Wagner writes that Fayetteville’s Trinity Christian School–the state’s largest recipient of taxpayer-funded vouchers–is involved in a major financial scandal. North Carolina places no accountability for how taxpayer money is used…

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Texas: The Resistance Movement Against Vouchers is Growing and Looking Good

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
On Tuesday evening, I flew to Texas to keep a promise to myself. Three years ago, I was chosen for the annual award of the Friends of Texas Public Schools. The day I…

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I Want To Be Governor of the State of Texas, Part 1

I must first start by stating that until now I have never had much interest in politics. The first time I can remember beginning to follow the actions of politicians was in 2005. I was beginning my first principalship in … Continue reading

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Public Schools are NOT a Monopoly

According to Webster’s Online Dictionary a MONOPOLY is: exclusive ownership through legal privilege, command of supply, or concerted action exclusive possession or control a commodity controlled by one party Many very intelligent and well-meaning people have referred to public schools … Continue reading

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Note to DeVos: A School is not a Taxi or an Uber

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
At the Brookings celebration of school choice, Secretary DeVos said that people should choose a school like choosing Uber or some other alternative to the traditional public school. She is clueless about the…

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Peter Greene Reviews Performance of DeVos as “Mom with an Axe”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene watched the first full performance of Betsy DeVos playing the role of Secretary of Education and characterizes her “mom with an axe.” The first thing he notices is the DeVos Look,…

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Destroying public education

Originally posted on GFBrandenburg's Blog:
I’m copying and pasting here: End of public schools and school breakfast and lunch. The school voucher system proposed by Education secretary Betsy DeVos does not mean you can choose any school you want…

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Are Traditional Public Schools “Franchises”?

Originally posted on deutsch29:
According to Investopedia, a franchise is defined as follows: A franchise is a type of license that a party (franchisee) acquires to allow them to have access to a business’s (the franchiser) proprietary knowledge, processes and trademarks in…

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NEWSFLASH: Betsy DeVos Opens Mouth. Nonsense Falls Out

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
Betsy DeVos opened her mouth-hole today and a load of crap fell out. And somehow that’s news! Our federal Education Secretary said Wednesday, “I’m not sure how [U.S. public schools] could get a lot worse on…

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