Daily Archives: September 14, 2017

Los Angeles: If Eli Broad Wants a STEM School in Los Angeles, He Should Get It, Says Editorial in LA Times

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Los Angeles Times knows that it is a truly bad idea to let a billionaire buy a school of his choice in the LAUSD, but hey, it is Eli Broad, and he…

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What Betsy DeVos Saw in Omaha

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Betsy DeVos did not visit a public school in Omaha, somewhat strange since almost all children in Omaha attend public schools. She visited the Nelson Mandela Elementary School, then visited a Catholic school.…

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Peter Greene: The Hostile Takeover of Teacher Education by Non-Teachers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene read a new report about how to fix teacher education. Written by two experienced think tank desk jockeys who worked in the Obama administration, the report pretends to be progressive, but…

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Nancy Bailey: Who Created the Teacher Shortage? Give Credit or Blame Where It is Due!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Nancy Bailey writes here about the public wringing of hands over the teacher shortage. This is an excellent post. She takes no prisoners and names names. Who created the teacher shortage? Start with…

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Teachers’ Pay Lags Furthest Behind Other Professionals in U.S., Study Finds

Young college graduates have a lot less incentive to become K-12 teachers in the United States than in other countries, according to the latest data from the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation. While American educators out-earn teachers in other … Continue reading

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Classroom Teachers are Policymakers

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Note that no question mark follows the title. Teachers make policy. Historically, the object of policies descending from the U.S. Congress, state capitals, and district school boards to the…

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Betsy DeVos Visits Omaha! No Charter Schools! Nebraska Loves Public Schools!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Betsy DeVos visits Omaha today. She must be upset that Nebraska has no vouchers and no charters. Nebraska has great public schools! What she doesn’t know: NEBRASKA LOVES PUBLIC SCHOOLS!!

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