Monthly Archives: August 2017

Mercedes Schneider: Stagnation in ACT Scores of New Orleans Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Mercedes Schneider calculated the ACT scores for the charter schools of anew Orleans. This is a statistic that State Superintendent John White doesn’t want you to know. It blows away the myth of…

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Cynthia Nixon: Why Won’t Cuomo and the Legislature Fully Fund Our Public Schools?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The story has circulated in the media that megastar Cynthia Nixon may run against Andrew Cuomo for governor. You may have seen her on television or on Broadway, but what you don’t know…

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One Million to Zero: The influence of race on special education funding in Chicago Public Schools

Originally posted on Troy LaRaviere's blog:
Reblogged from onprincipal.net We must not let our political leaders pit us against one another…. We must see our common destiny as families of Chicago and work to build a city and public…

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Eva Moskowitz Chastises Dan Loeb, Ever So Gently

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Billionaire Dan Loeb has raised many millions for Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy charter chain. He has also donated generously to the chain, to Cuomo, to the breakaway Democrats who enable Republicans to control…

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Headline Says Don’t Protect Worst Teachers

Originally posted on tultican:
Another editorial in the San Diego Union attacks teachers and the California public education system. The author has a personal work history of harming California’s public schools by scheming to privatize them. The editorial was written…

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Red Queen in L.A.: Your Voice Matters, So Does Your Avoidance

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Los Angeles blogger Red Queen in LA writes here about the negative consequences of avoidance. She writes: ““…I’m not the angry racist they see in that photo… .” “But if not you…

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Bill Phillis: Charter Schools Are Bought and Sold; Not Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bill Phillis, founder of the Ohio Coalition for Equity and Adequacy and former deputy commissioner of education in Ohio, laments the commercializations that charter schools have introduced into K-12 schooling, while claiming to…

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Texas: Special Session Ended, No Vouchers!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The governor of Texas called a special session of the legislature, with two goals: 1. To enact a voucher program, despite recent studies agreeing that state voucher programs have negative results. 2. To…

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A Mother in Douglas County, CO: The Damage Done by “Reformers” to Our Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The following comment was posted on the blog in response to this post about the coming school board elections in Douglas County, Colorado. There, in the most affluent county in the state, corporate…

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Chris Hedges and Diane Ravitch Discuss Charter Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
What fun to meet and talk with Chris Hedges! Chris lives in a New Jersey town where a charter school was opened without the consent of the residents. Their taxes support a school…

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