Daily Archives: July 16, 2017

Is Texas the Future of America? Let’s Hope Not!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is a fascinating and funny and scary article about politics in Texas, written by Lawrence Wright, a Pulitzer Prize winning author and staff writer for The New Yorker. The title of the…

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Texas: Voucher Proposal Won’t Help Children with Disabilities

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
They’re baaaaccckkk! The zombies called vouchers will be introduced again in the Texas State Senate, once again under the fraudulent claim that they are intended for children with disabilities. Governor Greg Abbott is…

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More Truth in Teacher-Written Education Blogs Than Corporate Media

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? Let’s get one thing straight right from the get go: I am biased. ? But so are you. ? So are the parents, students, principals and school directors. So are the policymakers, the corporate donors…

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Florida Charter Scandal: You May Think You Have Heard It All!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This is unbelievable but true. A convicted felon who had served four years in prison for grand theft and arson was chosen as president of the board of a small Florida charter school,…

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The Problem With Public Schools Isn’t Low Test Scores. It’s Strategic Disinvestment

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
Imagine you’re settling in to enjoy an article on-line or in your favorite print newspaper and you come across this headline: ? U.S. Schools Ranked Low Internationally! ? Or ? Out of X Countries, U.S. Places…

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Texas: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick to Public Schools: Starve

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is the most powerful figure in state government. He is also the most loathsome person in the government. He had a talk show before he was elected to…

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DeVos’s New Cause: The Rights of Those Accused of Raping Women on Campus

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
DeVos’ world gets stranger by the day. After hearing from rape victims, DeVos and her top civil rights official have decided to champion the rights of those accused of raping the women. The…

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Daniel Katz: Charter Schools Should Not Be Allowed to “Certify” Unqualified Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Daniel Katz prepares secondary school teachers at Seton Hall University. He knows the importance of having highly qualified professionals in every classroom, especially in urban districts where many students need extra support and…

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Former Charter Teacher: Why Teacher Attrition is High in Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Alternet posted an informative article that explains why charter schools churn through teachers. It was written by Rann Miller, who taught for six years in a charter school in Camden, New Jersey. He…

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Personalized Learning Without People – An Education Scam from the 1980s Returns

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? Sometimes it seems that education policy is nothing but a series of scams and frauds that becomes untenable in one generation only to pop up again 10 or 20 years later with a new name.…

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