Daily Archives: October 6, 2017

Study Examines Effect of Funding Cuts on Texas Schools, Students

October 5, 2017 AUSTIN, Texas – Funding cuts by state lawmakers left a five-year, $5 billion hole in the budget for Texas public schools between 2011 and 2016. A new University of Texas study analyzes the effect of those cuts, … Continue reading

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Trump Nominates Coal Lobbyist as #2 at Environmental Protection Agency

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
The madness continues. Trump names lobbyist for coal industry to be second in command at EPA. To those who said there was no difference between Trump and Clinton, take note. And take a…

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Peter Greene: Why College is Not Like K-12

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Betsy DeVos keeps trying out different metaphors and analogies in her effort to persuade the public that school choice is way better than public schools. She has referred to cell phones (you choose…

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Ohio: Massive Theft of Public Funds! Legislators Shrug.

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Bill Phillis of the Ohio Coalition of Equity and Adequacy reports that the Electronoc Classroom of Tomorrow has received $121 million from the Columbus School District, while providing an online program of low…

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Jeff Bryant: DeVos Dispenses $253 Million to Fund Failures and Frauds in Charter Industry and Undercut Needy Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Jeff Bryant, writing for the Education Opportunity Network, analyzes the U.S. Department of Education’s recent award of $253 Million to the Failing Charter Industry. He is especially appalled by the funding of charters…

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