Daily Archives: September 18, 2017

Texas Pastors to Kentucky Pastors: Join Us in the Fight Against Racism and Vouchers

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Those of us who believe in the importance and necessity of a much improved public education system are fortunate to have the support of pastors who understand the importance of separation of church…

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Lisa Haver: Who Elected These Billionaires to Impose Their Half-Baked Views on Our Schools?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Lisa Haver is a retired teacher in the Philadelphia public schools and co-founder of the Alliance for Philadelphia Public Schools. In this article, she asks who gave the billionaires the right to reorganize…

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Investigating John White’s Teaching Experience: The Emails (Part IV)

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
I have been writing a series about Louisiana state superintendent John White’s lack of the minimum five years of certificated teaching experience necessary for the education leader 3 (EDL3) certificate that the…

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Investigating John White’s Teaching Experience: The Emails (Part III)

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
I have been writing a series about Louisiana state superintendent John White’s lack of the minimum five years of certificated teaching experience necessary for the education leader 3 (EDL3) certificate that the…

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Investigating John White’s Teaching Experience: The Emails (Part II)

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
On June 08, 2016, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) issued the third of three administrator’s certificates to Louisiana state superintendent John White. That final certificate, “ed leader level 3” (EDL3), requires…

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Investigating John White’s Teaching Experience: The Emails (Part I)

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
In January 2012, John White became Louisiana state superintendent. He did not need any certification for the position. All that he needed was at least 8 votes from the 11-member state board…

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Is School Choice Good for Kids? A Debate Between an Expert and an Ideologue

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Samuel Abrams, director of the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education, is a hardy soul. He agree to debate Bob Bowdon, film-maker, pundit, and hater of all things public, in…

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Governments Turn the Tables by Suing Public Records Requestors

This is a really sad trend. If they aren’t suing then they will repeatedly request opinions from the State’s Attorney General, thus delaying the process indefinitely. IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Oregon parent wanted details about school employees getting … Continue reading

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