Daily Archives: October 2, 2017

Jennifer Berkshire Interviews Richard Rothstein on the Racial Wealth Gap and How to Fix It

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In this post, Jennifer Berkshire interviews Richard Rothstein, author of The Color of Law. She writes: The gap between how much wealth Blacks and Whites have in the US is stark. If current…

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North Carolina Forges Ahead with Plan to Copy Tennessee’s Failed “Achievement School District”

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Five years ago, Tennessee was flush with cash from its Race to the Top grant, and it created a state takeover plan called the “Achievement School District.” The idea was to identify the…

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John Dewey, Paul Wellstone… and Betsy DeVos?

Originally posted on janresseger:
Betsy DeVos has weakened, through rule changes, protection for the victims of campus sexual assault, reduced protections for transgender youths, shortened and made more superficial the investigations of civil rights complaints, and reduced some of Obama’s…

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Tim Slekar: Wisconsin Teachers Win a Lifetime License But Lose Their Profession

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a lackey of the Koch brothers and ALEC, is always on the lookout for new ways to undermine the teaching profession. Tim Slekar reports that he found a clever…

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Questioning the Unquestionable: Schools and the Economy

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Maybe, just maybe, the deeply entrenched “wisdom” that quality schools graduating students will strengthen the economy ain’t the “wisdom” it has been since A Nation at Risk was published…

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SNL Hits It out of the Park

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Funnier than usual: https://youtu.be/X3ZCsFYE4Q8

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VIDEO: Betsy DeVos’ “Conversation” at Harvard

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On September 28, 2017, US ed sec Betsy DeVos spoke at Harvard’s Kennedy School at what appeared to be a welcoming venture for a woman who actively campaigns against traditional public education in favor of a…

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