Daily Archives: May 4, 2017

Reply Letter from Ted Cruz

Since I live in Texas, I wrote Ted Cruz encouraging him to vote against Betsey DeVos for Secretary of Education. I honestly knew it was probably an exercise in futility, but I did it anyway. The confirmation was on February … Continue reading

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Carol Burris: Three Problems with School Choice That Advocates Won’t Talk About

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Carol Burris, executive director of the Network for Public Education, wrote an analysis of the major problems with school choice that advocates refuse to address. She begins by writing that privatized school choice…

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Can Schools Cure Poverty?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jennifer Berkshire posted this interview with economist Harvey Kantor in response to a column in the New York Times by David Leonhardt suggesting that schools were the best way to address poverty. Leonhardt…

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Testing Opt Out: Parent Wants Conference; School Calls Police *Just in Case*

Originally posted on deutsch29:
One of the great contradictions within corporate ed reform is the promoting of a “parental choice” that stops short of the parent’s choice to opt his or her children out of federal- and state-mandated standardized testing.…

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