Daily Archives: October 16, 2017

An Interview With Yohuru Williams about Betsy DeVos

Originally posted on deutsch29:
Yohuru Williams and I both attended the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Network for Public Education (NPE), held in Oakland, California. Williams is the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at St. Thomas University…

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Why the D.C. Voucher Program Is Failing

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Thomas Toch and Phyllis W. Jordan write here about the failure of the D.C. voucher program, which has been hailed by the Trump administration as a great success. As they explain, it is…

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Phil Cullen: Is Australian Schooling A Joke?

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Phil Cullen is one of the most outspoken critics of Australia’s system of standards and testing, called NAPLAN. That stands for National Assessment Program—Literacy and Numeracy. Cullen thinks this regime spells the death…

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Betsy DeVos’ WA Speech: More Food Analogies

Originally posted on deutsch29:
On October 13, 2017, US ed sec Betsy DeVos spoke to the Washington Policy Center (WPC), a right-wing think tank that supports charters and vouchers and therefore strongly supports the likes of DeVos as “the nation’s…

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