Daily Archives: August 23, 2017

Who is Responsible for Student Achievement?

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
   Billy is an average middle school student. ? He sits down and takes a test. ? The grade comes back. ? Who is responsible for that grade? ? This should be the dumbest question you…

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The Strange Story of the Black Man Standing Behind Trump at Phoenix Rally

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
I watched the beginning of Trump’s speech in Phoenix last night. Standing behind him was a tall black man holding a sign that read “Blacks for Trump.” I didn’t think much about it,…

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Jersey Jazzman: The Secrets of Success Academy

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Most of you who have been reading this blog over the past five years know the secrets of Success Academy’s “success.” Careful selection of students. Exclusion of those unlikely to succeed. Lots of…

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Texas: The Billionaire Who Supports Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Yes, Virginia, there is one billionaire in America who supports public schools, not charter schools. His name is Charles Butt. He became fabulously wealthy through ownership of a large chain of small-town grocery…

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