Daily Archives: September 7, 2017

Erika Christakis: The War on Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Writing in The Atlantic, Erika Christakis describes “the war on public schools” that readers of this blog know well, but that has been sold to the public as “reform.” She writes: “Few people…

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Houston, We have a Problem!!

In the last 16 months the city of Houston and its surrounding counties have had significant rain fall resulting in flooding of Biblical proportions. It is time for the Core of Engineers, State of Texas, Harris County Commissioner and the … Continue reading

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Dear Teachers, Don’t Be Good Soldiers for the EdTech Industry

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
Dear fellow teachers, Thank you for coming to this meeting on such short notice. I know you have plenty more important matters to attend to this morning. I, myself, left a pile of ungraded papers on…

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How Michigan Gambled on Charter Schools and the Children Lost

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
More than any other state, Michigan placed its bets on charter schools. This article shows what happened. Republican Governor John Engler sold his party on the miracle of school choice. Betsy DeVos jumped…

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