Daily Archives: March 21, 2017

Why Are Public School Parents and Teachers Excluded from Policy Discussions?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Reader Chiara. Has written innumerable comments pointing out that the parents and teachers of public schools have been shut out of policy circles. Why? Nearly 90% of the children in the United States…

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Mercedes Schneider: Betsy DeVos Cherrypicks One Student Success in a Failing Virtual Charter School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
You will note that all of Betsy DeVos’s stories are about struggling students who were rescued from failing public schools by choosing to go to a charter school, a religious school, a home…

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Sara Stevenson Tells the Texas Legislature What’s Wrong with Vouchers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Senate Bill 3 Testimony Good afternoon, Senators. My name is Sara Stevenson, and I’ve been a librarian at O. Henry Middle School in Austin for 14 years. Previously, I…

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Betsy DeVos Pitches Virtual School with 4-Yr Cohort Grad Rate Below 32 Percent

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On March 20, 2017, US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos addressed the National Association of State Boards of Education in Washington, DC. Her speech includes the repeated, slanted story of Denisha Merriweather, whose story of private…

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The Most Effective Anti-Poverty Program: The New York City (CUNY) and State University (SUNY) Systems (Especially CCNY)

Source: The Most Effective Anti-Poverty Program: The New York City (CUNY) and State University (SUNY) Systems (Especially CCNY)

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