Daily Archives: March 7, 2017

Russ Walsh: Vouchers Are for the Rich, the Racists, and the Religious Right

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Russ Walsh, literacy expert, describes the Three are of vouchers: They are for the Rich, the Racists, and the Religious Right. http://russonreading.blogspot.com/2017/03/school-vouchers-welfare-for-rich-racist.html Russ writes: “Our new Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, is rich,…

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The Florida Corporate Tax Credit Program: A Statewide Scam

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A nonprofit parent-led group called Fund Education Now created a fact sheet about Florida’s Corporate Tax Credit plan, which was designed to evade the state constitution’s explicit ban on using public money to…

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Decision Making among Jazz Musicians, Basketball Players, and Teachers

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
From time to time, I will re-visit earlier posts that have resonance to recent debates about classroom teaching. Teacher decision-making, particularly how frequent and improvisational during the lesson (as…

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Paul Thomas: Unpacking the Lies Behind the “Failing Schools” Narrative

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Paul Thomas of Furman University taught high school in rural South Carolina for 18 years before becoming a college professor. He happens to be one of the nation’s leading authorities on the effects…

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Stanford Researcher Presents the Evidence Against Trump-DeVos Voucher Plans

Originally posted on janresseger:
It seems that President Donald Trump and his education secretary, Betsy DeVos are looking to tuition tax credits, a form of school vouchers, to fulfill Trump’s campaign promise to expand school choice.  (This blog has covered…

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Betsy DeVos Shapes Denisha Merriweather’s Story into a School Choice Triumph

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
One of the individuals present at Donald Trump’s address of Congress on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, was Denisha Merriweather, a graduate student who years earlier received a Florida Tax Credit Scholarship (i.e.,…

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