Daily Archives: April 18, 2017

Politico: Will US Supreme Court Clear the Way for Vouchers for Religious Schools?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
News for those who stayed home on Election Day 2016 or voted third party because Hillary was “just as bad as Trump.” The first casualty of Trump’s election might be the state bans…

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School meals: Healthy lunches, food waste and effects on learning – Journalist’s Resource

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
A collection of research on school meals, including cafeteria food waste, effects on academic performance and efforts to improve school lunch quality. Students in California schools that contract with…

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Rick Perlstein: Historians Failed to Understand American Conservatism

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Rick Perlstein is a historian who has written about American conservatism. He says, “we got it wrong.” In this very interesting and provocative article, he reflects on why American historians failed to understand…

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Gene V. Glass: Scams and Lies in Arizona

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Gene V. Glass, one of our nation’s most eminent education researchers, writes here about the Big Lie embedded in Arizona’s voucher program. http://ed2worlds.blogspot.com/2017/04/what-goes-around-comes-around-voucher.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+EducationInTwoWorlds+(Education+in+Two+Worlds)&m=1 The program began as vouchers for students with special needs…

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Kelvin Smythe: When Pooh and Christopher Robin Went Searching for a 21st Century Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Kelvin Smythe is an educator and blogger in New Zealand who left the education system when the ideas of the New Right took over. He has since been a critic and an activist.…

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Sara Stevenson: What Do State Tests Really Cost?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Sara Stevenson, librarian at the O. Henry Middle School in Austin, says that Texans should calculate the true cost of state testing. It is not just the purchase price of the tests. It…

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