Daily Archives: March 14, 2017

5 reasons charter schools are bad news for students – Education Votes

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Charter schools need to be held to same rigorous standards as traditional public schools. Forty-four states and the District of Columbia have charter school laws on the books. Here are…

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CURMUDGUCATION: Noble Teachers Forming Largest Charter Union

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: Noble Teachers Forming Largest Charter Noble Teachers…

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Texas Ed Commissioner Abruptly Suspends Operations of SASIC Charter Schools Due to Apparent Criminal Background Check and Health Violations

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On March 08, 2017, Texas Commissioner of Education Mike Morath suspended the operations of San Antonio-based charter school district, San Antonio School for Inquiry and Creativity (SASIC). Furthermore, SASIC authorities were required to attend a hearing…

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Send a Message to Betsy DeVos: Opt Out of Federally-Mandated Testing!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Donald Trump’s selection of Betsy DeVos to be Secretary of Education set off a seismic reaction among parents, educators, and other concerned citizens across the nation. Never, in recent memory, has a Cabinet…

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Arizona Rep David Stringer: Teaching Doesn’t Require Special Skills 

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Rep. David Stringer, a member of the House Education Committee, apparently thinks that teaching is an easy, part-time job. “Stringer told the group that teaching doesn’t require a specific…

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Sometimes Florida Voucher School Gain Scores Are, Uh, Negative…

Originally posted on deutsch29:
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., voucher) that was delivered…

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Michigan: A Blueprint for Education?

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. MI: A Blueprint for Education? First announced in Governor…

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Florida: Court Rules in Favor of Stupid

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: FL: Court Rules in Favor of Stupid…

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Laura Chapman: HR 610 and Manufactured Chaos

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The House Republicans have cooked up a bill to empower states with unencumbered control over federal funds. It is called HR 610. In DC, they refer to the principle of the bill as”block…

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How changes to Michigan’s school ranking system hurt Cass Tech — and helped the DeVos family charter school | Chalkbeat

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Some of Detroit’s most celebrated selective schools saw their standings plunge on the state’s most recent school rankings. Renaissance High School was one of the highest ranked schools on…

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