Daily Archives: September 25, 2017

Harvard Shames Itself by Staging a Koch-Sponsored Betsy Lovefest–No Dissenting Voices Allowed

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard University has always been pro-school choice, pro-charters, pro-vouchers. But now the PEPG–headed by the General of the School Choice Movement Paul Petersen–has outdone itself.…

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Branding Teachers in Other Countries: Private Gain and Public Good (Tom Hatch)

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
“Thomas Hatch is a Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and Co-Director of the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching (NCREST). He previously served as a Senior Scholar at…

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Michigan: The House That DeVos Built Is Crumbling. Poor Betsy!

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Nancy Kaffer, columnist for the Detroit Free Press, attended the annual meeting of the GOP conference in Michigan on Mackinac Island, where Betsy DeVos was the keynote speaker on Friday night. Kaffer writes…

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John Oliver Explains ALEC and Why State Legislators Matter

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
John Oliver is one of our very best political commentators, and he does it with humor, intelligence, and graphics. Watch this stunning program about state legislatures and ALEC, the most malignant of organizations…

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Peter Greene: Public Schools Should Not Collaborate in Their Own Destruction

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Peter Greene read a report published by the Center for the Reinention of Public Education at the University of Washington, a leading advocate for charters, choice, and the portfolio model. The report offers…

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Rethinking Student Desks

Originally posted on deutsch29: Mercedes Schneider's Blog:
In an excellent post on his blog, New York math teacher Gary Rubinstein noted the curious timing of both billionaire Laurene Powell Jobs’ four-network variety show calling for America to “rethink” high…

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Who Teaches? Those Who Can’t…..What?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Who teaches? A post at Spoon Vision: Those who can’t, Teach. For example, Those who can’t sit alone at a desk all day, Whose energy demands movement and interaction, Teach. Those who can’t…

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