Daily Archives: October 10, 2017

Ohio: 9 Out of 10 Score Worse Than Public Schools

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Stephen Dyer, senior fellow at Innovation Ohio, writes that Ohio’s public schools overwhelmingly outperform its charter schools. “Under Ohio law, school districts that score in the bottom 5 percent on the state’s “performance…

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Louisiana Has a Five-Year-Old “Parent Trigger” Law That No Parent Has Ever Used.

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) website, there is a curious link for “parent petition”: PARENT PETITION In 2012, Louisiana enacted the parent petition law in La. R.S. 17:10.5 to enable parents to transfer their…

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Minnesota: Abundance of Choice Destabilizes Neighborhood Schools and Produces High Levels of Segregation

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
This story about Minnesota shows the good and the bad effects of school choice. Betsy DeVos will read it with pleasure. She can now point to Minnesota as an exemplar of school choice,…

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Virginia: DeVos Funds Republican Candidate in Governor’s Race

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
In Virginia, the governor’s race will determine the future of public schools in the Commonwealth. Teachers unions are supporting Dr. Northam, who is currently Lt. Governor and also a pediatrician. Dr. Northam is…

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