Daily Archives: April 25, 2017

College students who join fraternities or sororities may get lower grades 

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Students who join fraternities may get lower grades Joining a fraternity or sorority distracts students from their coursework. A study suggests grades may suffer and students pick easier classes…

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Message to DeVos: Vouchers Will Destroy Rural Schools Like Van Wert’s

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Recently, Betsy DeVos visited the public schools of Van Wert, Ohio, with Randi Weingarten. Randi picked the district to show DeVos public schools that are the heart of their rural community, which is…

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Stan Karp: It Is Time to End High School Exit Exams

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Stan Karp writes here that high school exit exams are useless and discriminatory. They should be abolished. http://www.rethinkingschools.org/archive/31_03/31-3_karp.shtml I’m inclined to agree. If a student has accumulated the credits she needs andpassedall the…

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Mike Klonsky Had a Nightmare

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mike Klonsky, Chicago activist, had a dream that was actually a nightmare. It involved Arne Duncan running for mayor, Rahm running for president. A nightmare.

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