Daily Archives: May 23, 2017

“Don’t Like Betsy DeVos? Blame the Democrats”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I wrote this article for The New Republic. https://newrepublic.com/article/142364/dont-like-betsy-devos-blame-democrats It explains how Democrats set the stage for DeVos’ anything-goes approach to school choice by their advocacy of charter schools. Charters are the gateway…

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Louisiana: Charter Schools Are the New Vehicle for Racial Segregation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Washington Post reports from a town in the Louisiana Delta. VACHERIE, La. — At the new public charter school in this Mississippi River town, nearly all the students are African American. Parents…

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Bruce Baker: The Relationship Between States’ Charter Schools and Fiscal Effort

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bruce Baker at Rutgers University created a valuable graph that shows the relationship between every states’ number of charter schools and its fiscal effort. Some states appear to think that opening charters relieves…

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Texas: The Fight Over Vouchers Shifts to the House

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Pastors for Texas Children reports on the voucher battle in Texas. Vouchers were defeated overwhelmingly in the Republican-controlled House a few weeks back, but like a zombie, they have risen from the dead…

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The “Brave New World” of Teacher Evaluation | Eclectablog

Originally posted on Mister Journalism: "Reading, Sharing, Discussing, Learning":
Graphic from: https://today.ucf.edu/deal-moves-teaching-simulator-developed-at-ucf-into-private-sector/ ? Mitchell Robinson has posted a new item, ‘The “Brave New World” of Teacher Evaluation’, at Eclectablog You may view the latest post at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/05/the-brave-new-world-of-teacher-evaluation.html ?…

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