Monthly Archives: September 2017

Larry Lee: Why the Alabama State Superintendent Lasted Only One Year and One Day

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Larry Lee is a specialist in rural education and a native Alabaman. He explains here why the state superintendent resigned or was forced out after only one year and one day. “Thank God…

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Some DAM Poet on “The Fall of the House of Reform”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Perhaps our blog poet was thinking of Leonard Cohen’s great song “Anthem” when he wrote this: “The Fall of the House of Reform” A crack, a crack in outer wall The House of…

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Florida: New Study Finds That Schools are Rapidly Resegregating

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A new study released by the Leroy Collins Institute and conducted by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA finds that Florida’s schools are resegregation at an alarming rate. Here is the study that…

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Betsy at Harvard: She is Unaccustomed to This Kind of Rude Reception

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Having lived her life in a billionaire bubble, Betsy DeVos expects deference. She did not get it at the Kennedy zdchool at Harvard last night. Protestors unfurled banners and raised their fists as…

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Despite Stacked Panels, DeVos Gets a Cold Reception at Harvard–from Students and Protestors

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Harvard Program on Education Policy and Governance did everything possible to make Betsy DeVos feel comfortable, surrounding her with allies in the fight for school choice, but it wasn’t enough. Protestors outside…

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PA High Court Says, “Yes, Schools CAN Sue State Over Unfair Funding, After All!”

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
? It’s back on! Two years ago a group of plucky Pennsylvania public schools took the state legislature to court because the body wasn’t allocating funding to all districts fairly – some got too much, many…

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High School in Louisiana Threatens to Sanction Athletes Who “Take a Knee”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A tweet by Shaun King, a columnist for The Intercept includes a letter by a high school principal in Louisiana threatening athletes with sanctions if they do not stand during the National Anthem.…

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FAIRTEST: The SAT Scores are a Hoax

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
FairTest has been fighting the misuse of standardized testing since 1973. This is the statement it released about the SAT scores that were just released. It is all about the Benjamins (test fees),…

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Some Technology Leaders Worry about Children and Digital Devices: They Should

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
We don’t have cellphones at the table when we are having a meal, we didn’t give our kids cellphones until they were 14 and they complained other kids got…

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Ohio: ECOT, the Nation’s Biggest Dropout Factory, Designated as a Dropout Prevention and Recovery Center

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Are the legislators of Ohio insane? Is the Ohio Department of Education totally corrupt? Those are some of the questions that come to mind on reading that the state has agreed to designate…

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