Daily Archives: September 29, 2017

Larry Lee: Why the Alabama State Superintendent Lasted Only One Year and One Day

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Larry Lee is a specialist in rural education and a native Alabaman. He explains here why the state superintendent resigned or was forced out after only one year and one day. “Thank God…

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Some DAM Poet on “The Fall of the House of Reform”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Perhaps our blog poet was thinking of Leonard Cohen’s great song “Anthem” when he wrote this: “The Fall of the House of Reform” A crack, a crack in outer wall The House of…

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Florida: New Study Finds That Schools are Rapidly Resegregating

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
A new study released by the Leroy Collins Institute and conducted by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA finds that Florida’s schools are resegregation at an alarming rate. Here is the study that…

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Betsy at Harvard: She is Unaccustomed to This Kind of Rude Reception

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Having lived her life in a billionaire bubble, Betsy DeVos expects deference. She did not get it at the Kennedy zdchool at Harvard last night. Protestors unfurled banners and raised their fists as…

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Despite Stacked Panels, DeVos Gets a Cold Reception at Harvard–from Students and Protestors

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The Harvard Program on Education Policy and Governance did everything possible to make Betsy DeVos feel comfortable, surrounding her with allies in the fight for school choice, but it wasn’t enough. Protestors outside…

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