Daily Archives: May 10, 2017

Betsy DeVos Met by Boos and Students Turning Their Backs at Bethune-Cookman University Commencement

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Betsy DeVos gave the commencement speech at Bethune-Cookman University in Florida and received an unfriendly reception from the graduates. Many booed and were chastised by the University President. Many stood with their backs…

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Are New Orleans’ Veteran Teachers Unappreciated?

Originally posted on Andrea Gabor:
? Veteran New Orleans teachers say there is much that has improved in the city’s schools since Hurricane Katrina, including academics and strong school cultures. One thing that has decidedly not improved is job satisfaction…

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Peter Greene Takes a Deep Dive into the Mind of Betsy DeVos and Finds…Nothing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene reviews the speech that Betsy DeVos gave to the annual meeting of the Global Silicon Valley investors and entrepreneurs at Arizona State University. She interminably bashes and belittles the public schools…

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Wendy Lecker: The War on Public Schools and the Public Good

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Like Jan Resseger, Wendy Lecker paid tribute to the political philosopher Benjamin Barber. She acknowledged his work on behalf of democracy and the public good, which is currently under attack by a bipartisan…

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Paul Lauter: Why Do Dentists Need to be Licensed?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In response to the ALEC-inspired legislation to allow uncertified, unlicensed people to teach, Paul Lauter–Emeritus Distinguished Professor of English at Trinity College–poses a simple question: I think we should propose doing away with…

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