Monthly Archives: May 2017

Pastors for Texas Children: The Voucher Vote

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Pastors for Texas Children issued this statement in response to the defeat on Wednesday of a voucher bill by the House of Representatives. PTC has been a strong ally of parents and educators…

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President 45 declares war on our children: education budget summary

Originally posted on Educate All Students: Larry Miller's Blog:
The Federal Budget for FY2018 Released by White House Summary: In General Earlier today, the Trump Administration released their full budget proposal for federal FY 2018, which will fund education…

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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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“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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