Daily Archives: July 28, 2017

I don’t think teachers know what they’re doing.

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Peter Greene: How to Identify the Real Reformers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene here reviews an attempt by a Destroy Public Schools group to define “a real reformer.” He writes: “Real reformsters don’t admit poverty as any sort of excuse. RR believe that the…

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Jose Luis Vilson: Betsy DeVos Is Not My Secretary of Education

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jose Luis Vilson, teacher and blogger in New York City, writes his view of the Secretary of Education here. He writes: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos spoke to the American Legislative Exchange Council…

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The New Republic: DeVos Is Making “School Choice” Toxic for Democrats

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Graham Vyse, an editor at The New Republic, shows how Betsy DeVos has created a fissure within the Democratic party over school choice. By her passionate advocacy for charters, vouchers, and every other…

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Gail Collins at Her Best, Again

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Gail Collins writes a column about politics in the New York Times. She used to be the chief editorial writer, so she knows more than most pundits. But what sets her apart is…

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Betsy DeVos Invests More Money in Neurocore, Which Claims to “Cure” Autism with BioFeedback

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Michael Stratford of Politico reported that Betsy DeVos has enlarged her stake in a controversial company called Neurocore, which claims that its biofeedback methods cure a range of ills, including ADD and autism.…

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Why the Empty Offices at the U.S. Department of Education?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Stephen Dyer writes here about the curious fact that Trump and DeVos have failed to appoint any assistant secretaries in the Department of Education. His post includes a list of the agencies that…

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