Daily Archives: April 6, 2017

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GOOD NEWS! Texas Says NO to Vouchers! – http://wp.me/p2odLa-gX2

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NPE Toolkit: School Privatization Explained by the Network For Public Education

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
The appointment of Betsy DeVos as US Secretary of Education has put our public school system in the crosshairs. We know her real agenda– the destruction of our public…

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Russ Walsh: Defending Public Education from Trump’s Tyranny

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Russ Walsh has written an important post, which is a call to arms for all of us who care about public education and don’t want it to be turned into a free-market consumer…

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How the Wealthy Scam the Government by Donating to Tax Credit Schemes

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carl Davis writes in “The American Prospect” that tax credits for private scholarships have become a scheme for money-laundering to benefit the wealthy. “Some states, in their zeal to subsidize private schools, have…

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Peter Greene: Scott Walker Attacks Teachers and Public Schools Again

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker thought he could run for president based on his hardline hatred for public school teachers and public schools. He was rushing to enact Betsy DeVos’s agenda even before she…

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DeVos is Visiting Pitbull’s Charter School Today, Which Was Investigated by Her Own Department Last Year

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jennifer Berkshire writes that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is visiting the Florida charter called SLAM started by misogynist rapper Pitbull. It is part of the controversial for-profit charter chain Academica, which was…

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Peter Greene’s Take on Rahm’s Latest “Reform” Idea

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I reported earlier today that Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to require all students to have specific plans or they won’t be allowed to graduate. Here is Peter Greene’s take on the same proposal.…

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