Daily Archives: May 1, 2017

A Prescient Warning that Was Ignored

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Professor TOm Pedroni of Wayne State University wrote the following letter after learning that Barbara Byrd-Bennett had been selected as the new Chicago superintendent. He and sent it to the Chicago newspapers. None…

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4th Best High School In New York Is A KIPP School That Doesn’t Exist

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
Yesterday I wrote about the U.S. News and World Report 2017 high school rankings.  I found some suspicious numbers when I noticed that the 29th best high school, and the 4th best in New…

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Ohio: Kucinich Blasts Charter Frauds and Scams

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Former Congressman Dennis Kucinich, who may be thinking of a run for Governor of Ohio, launched a four-city speaking tour across the state, castigating the corruption in the charter industry at every stop.…

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Don’t Trash the Department of Education. Fix It.

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
How do you get people to refuse a helping hand? Answer: Prove to them that it’s not helping. That’s the strategy of the Trump administration in regard to his cabinet of billionaires. The Reality TV star…

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Julian Vasquez Heilig: The Eight Questions Betsy DeVos Will Never Answer About Vouchers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Julian Vasquez Heilig dissects the claims about vouchers by posing eight questions about vouchers that Betsy DeVos cannot or will not ever answer. First is, where did the idea come from? Well, there…

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When Trump Met with the Teachers of the Year

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Valerie Strauss describes the scene as Trump met with the teachers of the year in the Oval Office and invited them to sing “Happy Birthday” to Melania. Nothing was said about his plans…

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