Daily Archives: September 21, 2017

Eva Moskowitz to Chalkbeat: Buzz Off! We Are a Private Corporation, Not Public!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Chalkbeat thought that it would be interesting to gain access to the email correspondence of Success Academy Network to find out how they handled the Dan Loeb crisis. It’s reporter filed a Freedom…

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Texas: How the H-E-B Grocery Stores Kept Going During the Hurricane and After

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The H-E-B Grocery stores in Texas are owned by Charles Butt, who uses his billions to support public schools, not charter schools or vouchers. During Hurricane Harvey, the stores launched their own relief…

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Jan Resseger: Did We Forget the Purpose of Education?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jan Resseger recommends that we reflect on our founding documents and on our values. Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos would have us believe that there is no such thing as “the common good.”…

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Jennifer Berkshire: Education Can’t End Poverty, So Why Do Pundits Keep Saying So?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jennifer Berkshire interviews Harvey Kantor, author of a recent book that explains why some people have substituted education as the answer to poverty instead of job-creation or income transfers. I happen to believe…

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To Be Black at Robert E. Lee High School

Last spring in Tyler, Texas, a small city two hours east of Dall, an African-American couple had a series of agonizing conversations at their kitchen table at night, talking softly after their children were in bed. Their daughter, the oldest … Continue reading

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John Merrow and Mary Levy: Did the Rhee-Henderson Reforms Succeed in the D.C. Public Schools?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Merrow and Mary Levy responded to a laudatory article by Tom Toch about the miraculous transformation of the D.C. Public Schools, under the leadership of Michelle Rhee and Kaya Henderson. Together, Rhee…

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What Do Failing Charter Schools Do? They Turn into Voucher Schools!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Annie Waldman, writing for ProPublica, examines the curious fate of failing charter schools. Public schools that don’t get higher test scores are closed or turned over to charter operators. But what happens to…

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Small Class Size – A Reform We’re Just Too Cheap To Try

Originally posted on gadflyonthewallblog:
Taken as a whole, the American people are an awfully cheap bunch. We’ll spend trillions of dollars on guns and tanks to fight an overseas war, but if someone suggest we build a bridge or conduct…

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