Daily Archives: March 8, 2017

GAO Report: U.S. Schools Are Resegregating, Kentucky About to Abandon Successful Program

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This article was written a year ago, but there is no doubt that the trend lines towards resegregation are only getting worse. Just this week, we learned that the Republican legislature in Kentucky…

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Alabama Has Its Own Tax Credit Program, Run by Floridians!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Yesterday I ran a post about Florida’s tax credit program, which accepts contributions from corporations for vouchers; the corporations get tax credits. The Florida program has raised over $1 billion to provide vouchers…

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What Reformers Don’t Understand: “The Process of Little Things”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Reformers have grand ideas for shaking up the system. Blowing it up. Changing everything. Blowing up teacher education. Imposing national standards overnight. Turning schools into teacher-proof institutions. Teaching children the habits of highly…

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Kevin Carey Explains How Tax Credit Vouchers Enrich Their Sponsors

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Kevin Carey is doing a great job exposing the failure of vouchers to help the children who are allegedly supposed to be saved by them. In his latest article in the New York…

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“The White Choice”– from the ‘Have You Heard’ blog 

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
The push for school vouchers is spreading across the South, even as the legacy of private schools as *segregation academies* lives on… Today begins our school choice tour, reader, and…

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Ohio: A Teacher Rebukes Governor Kasich: We Know What We Are Doing, Do You?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Julie Rine, a teacher in Ohio, wrote a public letter to Governor John Kasich, rebuking him for his insulting proposal to require teachers to spend a day in a business to learn about…

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RESISTANCE WORKS! Head of Betsy DeVos’s anti-public education group resigns over gender abuse remarks | Eclectablog

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
‘RESISTANCE WORKS! Head of Betsy DeVos’s anti-public education group resigns over gender abuse remarks’, at Eclectablog You may view the latest post at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/03/resistance-works-head-of-betsy-devoss-anti-public-education-group-resigns-over-gender-abuse-remarks.html Source: RESISTANCE WORKS! Head of…

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Minimum wage: Updated research roundup on the effects of increasing pay from the Journalist’s Resource 

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
2016 literature review of academic studies and papers that looks at the minimum wage in the United States, its wider effects and policy implications. Source: Minimum wage: Updated research…

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Do licensure exams help school districts pick good principals? – from the Journalist’s Resource 

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
A licensure exam that educators in many states must pass to become school principals may be an ineffective means of predicting future job performance, a new study suggests. Source:…

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How to write better essays: ‘nobody does introductions properly’ 

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Tim Squirrell is a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, and is teaching for the first time this year. When he was asked to deliver sessions on the…

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