Daily Archives: April 19, 2017

Math Professor: Why Our Freshmen Need Remediation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
One of our regular readers, who is a member of a college mathematics faculty, sent this following comment about the state of math education today: “I teach at a small four year college…

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Joseph Batory: America is Great Again (But Not Really!)

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Joseph Batory, a retired superintendent in Pennsylvania, told me that he has tried everything to distract him from the events taking place in the nation: Walking in the woods, cutting down news consumption,…

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Albuquerque May Cut Middle School Sports to Save Money

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The public schools of Albuquerque, New Mexico, plan to save money by eliminating middle school sports teams. Be it noted that Republican Governor Susanna Martinez has refused to raise taxes and has threatened…

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Author of Texas Bill to Promote Transparency in True Costs of Testing Speaks Out

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Michael Messer is a parent activist in Texas. He wrote this comment in response to Sara Stevenson’s post about the true cost of testing in Texas. I am glad to see people writing…

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California: Eli Broad and Betsy DeVos Agree that Charter Schools Trump Local Control

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
On the day before the vote on Betsy DeVos’s nomination, billionaire Eli Broad announced that he opposed her nomination to be Secretary of Education. It was a joke. He knew that his statement…

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Arne Duncan Designed Rahm Emanuel’s Latest Attack on Poor Students of Color

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
Sometimes an idea is just too stupid to keep it all to yourself. Ask Arne Duncan. Sitting at his lonely desk as managing partner of the Emerson Collective, a limited liability corporation pushing school and immigration…

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