Daily Archives: May 18, 2017

Closing Low-Performing Schools is a Failing Reform Strategy | National Education Policy Center

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Key Takeaway: Closing schools to improve student achievement is, at best, a “high-risk/low-gain” strategy. BOULDER, CO (May 18, 2017) – Federal and state school accountability policies have used standardized…

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Good News from Texas!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The State Senate in Texas is still pushing vouchers, even though the last voucher bill was overwhelmingly defeated in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. The senate, under the thumb of Lt. Governor Dan…

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Peter Greene: The Tawdry Story Behind the Latest Florida Charter Scam

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I recently posted a story about Eagle Arts Academy Charter School in Palm Beach, Florida, which seemed to be in chaos. There was financial mismanagement, constant turnover, and multiple snafus. Peter Greene dug…

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Trump’s First Education Budget: Deep Cuts for Public Schools, Good News for Charters, School Choice

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Trump unveiled his first education budget, and it contains many cuts to popular programs in public schools. But it has a bonanza for private alternatives to public schools. The Washington Post obtained a…

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ALERT: Federal Voucher Bill Will Suck Money Out of Public Schools and Create Profits for Donors

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The American Association of School Administrators commissioned a report about the pending legislation in Congress that would diminish funding for public schools and create generous profits for donors to voucher plans. This is…

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Charter Schools and Voucher Schools are Virtually Identical

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
The stark orange monolith that was Donald Trump is starting to crumble. And with it so are the dreams of corporate education reformers everywhere. Where in previous administrations they could pass off their policies as Democratic or…

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Ed Reformers Are Going to Discuss Their Failures

Originally posted on deutsch29:
It seems that the ed reform message is once again shifting. Years ago, around 2013, I first heard the ed reform message shift in regard to the state-run Recovery School District (RSD) in New Orleans. RSD…

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The Fundamental Dilemma Within Any Instructional Reform

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Over five years ago I wrote a post on a new teacher’s dilemma. In that post I defined what a dilemma was and distinguished it from a problem. Then…

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