Daily Archives: March 2, 2017

Amazing Tape of Texas Sen. Huffines Yelling at Students Who Disagreed with Him about Vouchers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
First thing this morning I posted the story about Texas State Senator Don Huffines debating middle-schoolers about vouchers. I thought they were in grades 7-12, but they were actually grades 7-8. https://dianeravitch.net/2017/02/28/texas-kids-whup-state-senator-from-dallas-in-debate-about-vouchers/ I…

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One Day After DeVos Calls Jim Crow “Choice,” Trump Moves HBCU Assistance from USED to WH

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
During her January 17, 2017, Senate confirmation hearing, Betsy DeVos said that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) should be left up to the states and then admit that the “confused”…

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What Changes Do the People of Texas Want in Their Schools?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The University of Texas and the Texas Tribune conducted a statewide poll of public opinion about the direction of education reform. Here are the results. The public makes more sense than their elected…

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Head of DeVos’s Anti-Public School Group in Michigan Testifies that He Likes to “Shake” Indecisive Women, Like His Wife

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This just gets weirder by the minute. Are we living in the same world with these people? Eclectablog reports: Gary Naeraert is the Executive Director of the Great Lakes Education Project (GLEP). GLEP…

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Georgia: Governor Wants to Take Money from Public Schools for Vouchers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Governor Nathan Deal never gives up in his effort to defund the state’s public schools. Last November, the voters soundly rejected his proposal to create a district where he could gather low-scoring schools,…

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