Daily Archives: April 17, 2017

More Florida Mischief

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
When the Florida House of Representatives passed the legislation to award $200 million to charter operators who opened in competition with low-performing schools, they also passed two other bills that are ugly. One…

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Florida: Jeb’s Corporate Raiders Attack Public Schools Again

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Florida has more than 600 charter schools. They open and close like day-lilies. Many operate for profit. The charter industry cannot rest so long as a public school remains undisturbed by the forces…

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I Want To Be Governor of the State of Texas, Part 3

Between the presidential election in 2016, subsequent cabinet appoints for Trump and the wacky agenda of Lt. Dan in the Texas Senate, it is time for change. The following people are up for defeat in 2018: PLEASE NOTE, I DIDN’T … Continue reading

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This is NOT the Great State of Dan Patrick

The last time a looked, I was supposed to be living in the “Great State of Texas” not in “Dan Patrick Land”. Lt. Dan seems to think that as the Lt. Governor he has the right to push a personal … Continue reading

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Washington State: Where Billionaires Get Richer, and Schools Get Shafted

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is an astonishing article about the battle for fair funding of public education in Washington State, where billionaires pay a lower tax rate than working stiffs. The article appeared almost two years…

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Education Reform That Works

Originally posted on tultican:
The Teacher Powered Schools (TPS) movement has a history of success and is now in more than 100 schools. It won’t make anyone rich but it just might bring a new area of positive growth in…

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David Greene: The Erosion of American Education Has Turned into a DeVostating Mudslide

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
David Greene is a teacher, mentor, coach, the whole 100 yards. He also blogs about education, and in this post he describes what great teaching is, and gives us hope that it may…

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How School Choice Segregated the Public Schools of Michigan, Home of the DeVos Family

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
School choice produces segregation: racial segregation, religious segregation, socioeconomic segregation. That is why the idea of school choice originated with Southern governors in the wake of the Brown V. Board of Education decision.…

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Indiana: Inside a Voucher School

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This post was written by a woman in Indiana who requested anonymity to protect the identity of her step-son. The Reality of Indiana Vouchers My husband’s child goes to an expensive private Catholic…

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Rhode Island and the Magic of Standardized Testing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Rhode Island State Commissioner Ken Wagner says that the state will drop the unpopular Common Core exam PARCC and adopt instead the Massachusetts test called MCAS. After all, if Massachusetts is the highest-achieving…

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