Daily Archives: May 24, 2017

Esquire: “Is There a Point to All This Cruelty?”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Charles P. Pierce blogs regularly for Esquire, and he is one of the few mainstream writers who understands the creeping (now galloping) privatization of public education and knows that it is a very…

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Arthur Camins: Trump’s Education Budget is “Cruel and Unusual Punishment”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Arthur Camins, writing at the Huffington Post,analyzes the Trump-DeVos education budget and declares it to be “cruel and unusual punishment,” targeted to harm the nation’s neediest children. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_59243736e4b07617ae4cbf7f He writes: “President Trump’s budget…

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I Am Done – I Hope Public Education is Not

Originally posted on tultican:
June 2nd will be my last day as a classroom teacher. For the past 15 years, I have been teaching mathematics and physics. It has been exhilarating, it has been heart breaking. It reminds me of…

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Betsy DeVos Poses in Ad for Christian School that Does Not Accept Students with Disabilities

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
https://twitter.com/BetsyDeVosED/status/867117446968332288 Christian school @BetsyDeVosED is visiting in her #trumpbudget ad doesn't accept special education students… twitter.com/i/web/status/8…— Jennifer Berkshire (@BisforBerkshire) May 23, 2017

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Betsy DeVos Will Testify Today on Capitol Hill, Extolling Charters and Choice

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Politico Morning Education has an advance copy of DeVos’ testimony. She will defend the administration’s draconian budget cuts by asserting that choice is the only “reform” that matters. EDUCATION SECRETARY BETSY DEVOS TO…

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Arizona: Vouchers Used by Students from Good Schools in Affluent Districts, Not Low-Income Students from Bad Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Arizona Republic conducted an analysis to learn which students were using vouchers. Remember that vouchers are supposed to “save poor kids from failing schools.” But that is not what is happening in…

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The TFA Top-10 Listers, Where Are They Now?

Originally posted on Gary Rubinstein's Blog:
A frequent criticism of TFA is that their teachers usually don’t stay beyond the two-year commitment. Over the years, TFA has had different responses to this.  For a long time the statistic they…

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