Daily Archives: March 9, 2017

The Republicans in Senate Did Something Right!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Give credit where credit is due: Even though the Republican majority in the Senate seems eager to privatize public schools, for fun and credit and to satisfy their inner Ayn Rand, they did…

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Mich Gov. Snyder’s hand-picked commission to recommend governor appointment rather than election of State Board of Ed. | Eclectablog

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
‘Mich Gov. Snyder’s hand-picked commission to recommend governor appointment rather than election of State Board of Ed.’ You may view the latest post at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/03/mich-gov-snyders-hand-picked-commission-to-recommend-governor-appointment-rather-than-election-of-state-board-of-ed.html Source: Mich Gov. Snyder’s…

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NPE Action Reports on Fight Against School Privatization

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
NPE Action exists to fight school privatization and to demand better reproduced, more equitable schools. Here is the latest news on the privatization front. Good News! House Bill HR 610, the School Choice…

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Jim Sleeper: Should Yale University Name a Building for a Rapacious Capitalist?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jim Sleeper writes here about Yale University’s intention to name a building in honor of Steven Schwarzman, to acknowledge his gift of $150 million. When Yale announced a $150 million donation from alumnus…

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Linda Darling-Hammond: Can Public Education Survive Betsy DeVos?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Linda Darling-Hammond surveys the wreckage of the privatization movement and assesses whether Betsy DeVos’s failed policies in Michigan will inflict further harm in the nation’s embattled public schools. The article is well worth…

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North Carolina: Voucher Program After Three Years: An Expensive Failure

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Duke University reports on North Carolina’s voucher program after three years. The report adds to the growing evidence that “escaping” a public school to a religious or other private school does not “save”…

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Jennifer Berkshire: Why School Choice is the White Choice

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Two years ago, when Jennifer Berkshire interviewed a senior staff member at the Walton Family Foundation, the staffer explained that vouchers were not right for Arkansas because a) there were not enough private…

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Congratulations, Steven Singer! Attacked by a Surrogate for the Koch Brothers!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Steven Singer wrote a post about the top ten reasons that school choice is no choice. A bad choice. A failing choice. Imagine his surprise when he was he was attacked by a…

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CURMUDGUCATION: Why School Choice Is Not A Thing

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
The slightly-cranky voice navigating the world of educational “reform” while trying to still pursue the mission of providing quality education. Source: CURMUDGUCATION: Why School Choice Is Not A Thing…

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New Article Published on Using Value-Added Data to Evaluate Teacher Education Programs | VAMboozled!

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
VAMboozled! A blog by Audrey Amrein-Beardsley Source: New Article Published on Using Value-Added Data to Evaluate Teacher Education Programs | VAMboozled! A former colleague, a current PhD student, and…

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