Daily Archives: July 22, 2017

School Choice: Grounded in Racism, Reinvented by the Radical Right

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Rick Hess makes a valiant but unsuccessful effort to provide a new origin story to the idea of school choice, attributing it to Thomas Paine and John Stuart Mill. That’s quite a stretch,…

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Billionaire Elon Musk Knows What Schools Need to Do–and They Are Already Doing It

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Elon Musk, tech billionaire, says he has the solution for schools: teach children to ask why. Engage them in constructing things to learn how they work. http://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/20/elon-musk-this-question-can-help-fix-the-u-s-education-system.html?utm_source=TopSheet&utm_campaign=5d4d14b0ca-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_07_21&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_d40b014331-5d4d14b0ca-176133581 Is this news? No. Wherever schools…

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