Daily Archives: April 26, 2017

Politico: U.S. Department of Education Slows Down College Student Debt Repayment

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I suppose it was inevitable that Betsy DeVos’s ED Department would side with for-profit colleges that have defrauded students. After all, she invested in such colleges, and Trump notoriously opened Trump University, which…

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National Education Policy Center: A Review of Claims about Vouchers in Milwaukee

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
We can always count on researchers at the National Education Policy Center to review reports issued by think tanks and advocacy groups, some of which are the same. This review analyzes claims about…

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Ohio: Potential Gubernatorial Candidate Criticizes Charter Schools and Vouchers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Dennis Kucinich, a former eight-term member of Congress, is touring the state of Ohio, possibly exploring a bid for the governorship. John Kasich is nearing the end of his two terms. Kucinich is…

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Rob Levine: The Walmart Plan to Kill Public Schools in Minneapolis

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Rob Levine describes in this post the concentration of corporate reformers on Minneapolis, where millions of dollars are pouring in to the city to turn it into the New Orleans of the north,…

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Texas Education Agency Releases Spring 2017 5th and 8th Grade STAAR Results

From the press release I quote, “More than 80 percent of the state’s fifth grade students successfully passed the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) mathematics test and more than three-quarters of the state’s eighth graders successfully passed the … Continue reading

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Betsy DeVos Blindly Promotes Choice Without Considering Negative Fiscal Impact

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
On April 20, 2017, US ed sec Betsy DeVos and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) president Randi Weingarten visited Van Wert City Schools, a small school district in Ohio. Also on April…

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Ohio: Kasich’s Proposal to Require Teachers to “Job Shadow” a Business Dies

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Well, this is good news! Ohio Governor John Kasich’s proposal that teachers should be required to “job shadow” a business to learn about “the real world” has been shot down (thanks to Ohio…

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