Daily Archives: May 8, 2017

Steve Nelson on the Fallacies of the New York Times’ Story on School Choice: He Nails It!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Steve Nelson writes here about the erroneous assumptions behind the New York Times’ article on the “broken promise of school choice,” posted earlier today. I was especially happy to see this article, because…

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The Broken Promise of Choice in New York City

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The New York Times published a lengthy article about New York City’s complicated and byzantine high school admissions process, which was launched 14 years ago to give choice to every student. With few…

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Adam Bessie and EriK Thurman: A Graphic Essay on School Choice, DeVos, and Segregation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Adam Bessie (writer) and Erik Thurman (artist) have created a graphic essay that explains in a series of drawings the consequences of school choice and how it affected students with disabilities in New…

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Australia: A Brief History of How America’s Bad Ideas Undermined Education Down Under

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This posting comes from Phil Cullen in Australia, whose blog is The Treehorn Express. You will see some familiar names, like Rupert Murdoch, who is a media baron in Australia, and Joel Klein,…

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A Trillion Dollars of Student Debt, and DeVos Wants to Protect Lenders, Not Students

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Susan Dynarski of University of Michigan wrote an article in The New York Times about the trillion dollars of outstanding debt for college loans, and the Trump administration’s regulatory decisions that will help…

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Dallas: Kirkpatrick Missed an Outright Win in School Board Race by 14 Votes

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I just heard from Lori Kirkpatrick, the school board candidate in Dallas who pledged to oppose privatization and end the insulting programs that rate, rank, reward and punish teachers. She is a parent…

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The Great Retreat Now Begins: Choice is No Longer About “Saving Poor Children from Failing Schools”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Do you remember back in the old days when the privatization movement began that choice was going to “save poor children from failing schools”? Well, that slogan is now obsolete. Now the advocates…

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